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How to disable caps lock in Windows

📅 2015-Jan-12 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ caps lock, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive

Registry entry to disable caps lock.
Registry entry to disable caps lock.

I find that the caps lock key is useless for me and it only hinders typing when accidentally pressed. It can be disabled on Windows by adding a registry entry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00

This creates a new registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

Tried with: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit