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  • n. A lock key on a computer keyboard, which when pressed causes all subsequently typed letters to be capitalised on the screen.


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  • What if you could set your computer up so it alerts you when your pinky finger wanders off and taps the Caps Lock key?

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  • Fox threatens to recast The Simpsons...nerds everywhere pop a motherboard, go nuts with Caps Lock.

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  • Windows only: The Digital Inspiration blog posts a tiny AutoHotKey script that takes away the email-ruining power of the most useless key on your deck, Caps Lock, and converts it into an instant-muting tool.

    Reassign Caps Lock To Mute Windows Sounds | Lifehacker Australia

  • There are separate cursor and numeric keypads, dual Alt, Shift & Ctrl keys and LED indicators for NUM lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock.


  • At the very top of the keyboard there are six media shortcut buttons along with a small screen that displays battery life as well as the status of settings such as Num Lock and Caps Lock.

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  • My system would suddenly lock up cold and Caps Lock and Scroll Lock would start flashing.


  • CT. GIANT, the biggest thing you are missing is turning off the Caps Lock key.

    NY Daily News

  • However, during the moment that the script is active sending the shortcut, I get sporadic change of state of the control key and Caps Lock.

    AutoHotkey Community

  • Above the left column keypad there are three indicator LEDs for Scroll Lock, Num Lock, and Caps Lock.

    Low End Mac

  • And I have a message for Harry Reid: Political Unity My Ass. ps while some wingnuts have never been able to push the Caps Lock after they first found it, others seem to have never been able to find the shift keys … asshat:

    Sadly, No!


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