Monday, June 13, 2005


I doubt you're ever needed the CAPSLOCK key... I know I never have. But if I had a dollar for everytime I've accidentally hit it mid-password, and then wondered why the hell my authentication failed, I'd be $2 richer... $3 tops. But 2 or 3 times is enough to annoy me - hey, when was the last time you met a tolerant sys admin?

So here's how you can turn it into an extra LShift.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,2a,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00
"Scancode Comment"="CAPSLOCK is now the same as LShift"

Schweeeet :). Windows being Windows, a reboot is needed to bring it into effect. If you want to just make it a null key, change the '2a' to '00'. Or if you want to make it some other key, download this and have a read. And if for some reason you ever want to go back, just:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

and Robert is your father's brother!

1 comment:

MarkL said...

Awesome! Thanks n00dles!