When you compose text and press the Caps Lock key, all characters are capitalized, have a notification light or a sound (when you set it up). This is also handy but will frustrate you if you do not intentionally press the key. While we can capitalize by pressing the “Shift + letter” key, turn off the Caps Lock key for more comfortable text editing.
The problem is, Windows doesn’t offer any easy-to-find or use options on How to Disable Caps Lock on Windows 10. However, you can use free software like AutoHotKey or edit the Registry to achieve the purpose. Specifically, please refer to the following content.
How To Disable Caps Lock On Windows 10
Using AutoHotKey you can do many things. One of those things is the ability to disable any key on your keyboard, including Caps Lock.
Step 1. First, you need to download and install AutoHotKey.
Step 2. Once installed, right-click on your desktop and choose New => Text Document.
Step 3. Now double-click the newly created file to open it and paste the following code in:
; Disable Caps Lock key SetCapsLockState, AlwaysOff return
Step 4. Press Ctrl + S, or File => Save to save the file. Then close this window.
Step 5. Next, you rename the file to DisableCapsLock.ahk. Or another name but must end with .ahk (replace the .txt extension with .ahk).
This file now becomes an AutoHotKey script.
Step 6. Double-click the file to launch the script. You can see it in your taskbar.
Try pressing the Caps Lock key while the script is running and you will see that Caps Lock won’t turn on. If you want to use the Caps Lock key, exit the script by right-clicking the AutoHotKey icon on the taskbar and choosing Exit. Alternatively, you can also pause the script by selecting Pause Script.
How To Turn Off Caps Lock On Windows 10
To make things easier for you, I created a .reg file to turn Caps Lock on or off. If you want, you can test the code with Notepad.
- Disable Caps Lock, download this file, extract it to your desktop, right-click on it and choose Merge. Click the Yes button in the next window.
- Enable Caps Lock, download this file, extract it to your desktop, right-click on it and choose Merge. Click the Yes button in the next window
Step 1. Press Windows + S => then type regedit and press Enter
Step 2. Paste the following path into the address box of the window that just opened and press Enter:
Step 3. Right-click on the table on the right and select New => Binary Value.
Step 4. You name it Scancode Map.
Step 5. Now double-click on it => enter the following binary value in the Value Data field:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 3a 00 00 00 00 00
Step 6. Click the Ok button to save the changes. Finally, close all open windows and restart your computer.
As you can see, locking the keys is not difficult but as long as you want it is possible. If you want to enable and disable Caps Lock key on Windows 10 regularly, we recommend using the AutoHotKey tool.
I hope this article will help you know a new helpful tip for your work when using your computer, if you have any other questions or suggestions related to Windows 10, PC and Laptop, do not forget to leave your comments in the section below.