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A key on keyboards that when on, types all the characters as capitals until turned off.

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Disable lag when using caps lock key to toggle input language

I have my caps lock key set to toggle input language between English and Russian. There's a slight 'lag' — I have to hold it down for slightly longer than a "normal key". If I press it ...
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Left and Right Shift to toggle Caps Lock

I am in a weird situation. Karabiner is messing my external keyboard settings, so I can't use it - it is a Windows keyboard. So, I am looking for a way how to be able to turn on Caps Lock when I press ...
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Switching layouts with Caps Lock doesn't work if Caps Lock was pressed right after another key

I'm on macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 and I'm experiencing a weird behavior of Caps Lock as the layout switcher. Caps Lock can be used for switching layouts by turning the Use Caps Lock key to switch layout ...
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How to turn on caps lock with hyper key set up?

Many blog posts and articles instruct how you can turn your caps lock key into a 'hyper key' of Shift+Ctrl+Cmd+Alt using karabiner-elements. Here is one of the many. The article that first introduced ...
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Keyboard freezes after pressing caps lock

After running for a day or two (not right after booting it), my laptop begins to display a strange behaviour: after pressing the caps lock my keyboard freezes which means that it does not respond to ...
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Remap Caps Lock and Preserve Original Function

I know I can remap the Caps Lock key to Escape. However, sometimes I do actually want to use Caps Lock. Is there a way to achieve this, for example by pressing Fn Caps Lock?
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Toggle caps lock programmatically using applescript

I'm looking to toogle capslock programmatically using applescript. Here is something I tried to make it work. It seems to work for all other keys except capslock. tell application "System Events" ...
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Disable caps lock key [duplicate]

I have a new MacBook Air and I keep bumping the caps lock key. As you can imagine this is really frustrating. Is there a way to totally disable the caps lock key without having to install software ...
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Caps to Shift Lock

It would be awesome if the caps key could change the numbers to symbols as well. For instance, with caps on, it would be nice if pressing "4" would produce "$". Is there an easy way to do this on ...
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Caps Lock button's green light not working after Mojave update

I've updated to macOS Mojave from High Sierra recently. Since the update, the green light in Caps Lock button is no more working. The button is working, but the green light is not. MacBook Pro, 15-...
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Using CapsLock to switch between ABC and custom keyboard layout

In Sierra there's a handy option added to be able to switch, e.g. between Russian-PC and ABC (or U.S. International - PC) input sources. Previously I've been using some hacks for that (using third-...
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Why doesn't the disabling of the Caps Lock key have any effect?

On Mac OSX High Sierra v10.13.5 (17F7) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), using an external bluetooth connected Mac keyboard in the System Preferences, under Keyboard, there is Modifier ...
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Caps lock key to behave like non-toggle modifier

Is it possible to make the caps lock key behave like a normal modifier, and not as a toggle switch? I have a custom keyboard layout which allows me to use the caps lock key to type Greek symbols. (It‘...
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Apple Extended Keyboard 2 - Caps lock key doesn't work in macOS High Sierra?

I have an Apple Extended Keyboard 2, which is almost 28 years old by now but it still works great. To use this old keyboard, I use a Belkin ADB USB Adaptor. I have a 2014 MacBook Pro and a PC. On the ...
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Can I make fn + caps lock enable caps lock when caps lock is mapped to control?

I know that I can remap caps lock to control. However, I occasionally wish that I still had a way to use caps lock. After mapping caps lock to control, is there a way to temporarily reenable caps ...
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How can I disable my Caps Lock key on macOS Sierra, without it resetting after a reboot?

For years, I’ve disabled my Mac’s caps lock key (because I only ever hit it by accident) in System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys. Recently, I did a clean install of macOS Sierra on my 2014 ...
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How can I make Caps Lock work with Hebrew like it did prior to Sierra and without Ukulele?

In Hebrew the Caps Lock is used to activate the vowel points. How do I restore this feature of Caps Lock in Hebrew, and without creating a new keyboard with a program that I do not know, like Ukulele?
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Does CapsLock to Escape remapping in System Preference work?

I remapped my CapsLock to Escape in System Preferences, but it doesn't work. I had to install Karabiner and remap it using that. Is there a way to just remap CapsLock using just the settings without ...
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macOS Sierra caps lock disabled in non-latin languages [duplicate]

I've installed macOS Sierra and I got an annoying behavior, which I'm trying to solve: Prior to Sierra (and in Windows, too): I have two languages - English and Hebrew. I'm switching between them ...
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How can I make Caps Lock work like it did prior to Sierra?

Downloaded and installed macOS Sierra (10.12) on 10/1/16. Since then, my Caps Lock key is behaving weirdly different (I'm an OS X user since Mavericks). Note: This only seems to affect users with ...
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Use caps-lock to lock fn key or other way to lock fn key?

What I want to achieve is simple: caps lock on = fn locked (use function keys). caps lock off = fn unlock (use media keys). I found a couple of topics around this problem, but their solutions didn't ...
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Using caps lock indicator for other purpose

Can I use the caps lock indicator light for another purpose; like indicating that the current keyboard layout is Greek?
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Can't swap Caps Lock and Esc keys using Seil

I'm using Seil to remap the Caps Lock button. Following by instruction I've deactivated Caps Lock by setting it to ‘No Action’ in System Preferences → Keyboard → Modifier Keys. Then went to Seil's ‘...
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How can i toggle Caps Lock LED by a program

Is there any way to toggle Caps Lock LED by a shell command or a script or a prgram on OSX 10.10? All the solutions i goggled do not work on Yosemite. I have mapped pressing Caps Lock to toggle ...
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Turning Caps-Lock into Control is not permanent on MacBook Pro Retina

I want to act my caps-lock key as control-key. I'm going to preferences ⇒ keyboard ⇒ modifier keys... and say that caps lock should be acting as control. This is working fine until I put the ...
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Use Caps lock key to click without 3rd-party software

Clicking became very difficult on my early 2009, 17" MacBook Pro with Mavericks (10.9.1). I thought about using the Caps Lock key to send a mouse click. I saw this question with an answer involving ...
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How to get screen to display a notification or indicator when Caps Lock is turned on or toggled?

I'm on OS X Mountain Lion and would like to know how to do this. I know the button has a light to indicate, but I'd like have and indication on the screen.
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Macbook Air Caps Lock Delay in Windows 8

I have remapped Caps Lock to Backspace in Windows 8 using SharpKeys on my Macbook Air, but there is a noticeable delay that prevents me from quickly pressing the key to backspace. The Delete has no ...
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Setting caps lock key to CTRL but still function as caps lock if I press for long enough

I just started out using tmux, so I figured I would set my Caps lock key equal to the Ctrl key. Though sometimes I do need the Caps lock key. I don't care if it requires playing with the Terminal or ...
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How to set caps lock to work like shift on OSX (work only when down)?

How do I set Caps Lock to behave like shift, working only when down, without memory?
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Can I make the caps-lock setting stick, for external USB keyboard in Mountain Lion?

I have a Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion, and I frequently use an (external) Apple USB keyboard with it. In the Keyboard sys prefs, I set the "caps lock" key to be "^ Control", for both "Apple ...
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Is there an iOS app or jailbreak modification that can activate true caps lock?

I'm using jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 and am looking for an app or setting that enables true caps lock. Meaning, once activated, caps lock behaves like it does on a PC and stays enabled when you switch to ...
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Switch control and caps lock from command line

My tribe like to switch their control and caps lock keys. I know how to do this† from the GUI. I'd like to go one step further, and put this step in my nascent dotfiles/osx file. Does anyone know how ...
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How can I disable the caps lock key?

Is there any way to completely disable the caps lock key without using any third-party apps? (Virtually, of course—I don't plan on jamming something under the key.)
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How can I set caps lock to a more complex keystroke?

In the Keyboard settings, it is possible to set Caps Lock to other modifier keys, but it doesn't allow to put in a custom keystroke. Is it possible to set it to something like Ctrl + A? I'm using OS ...
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Can I type in inverse case, lIKE tHIS, with caps lock on?

Every so often, I have to type some text consisting mostly of uppercase letters, but with an occasional lowercase letter—essentially, sentence case, but inverted. On Windows, I would simply have caps ...
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Disable caps lock on backspace in iPhone

My iPhone (3gs) has this behavior: I'm typing a text and I put a certain letter in caps I might decide the letter shouldn't be in caps so I press backspace (a couple of times if I've typed a lot ...
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Caps Lock not working on 10.6.7

my caps lock key doesn't work. I changed the keyboard and it also doesn't work with the new one. Now, every other key works fine, and if I go to pref pane> keyboard and replace caps lock with say ...
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Using caps lock key instead of right click (contextual menu)

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to hit Caps Lock and get the ...
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set up Caps Lock as a shortcut for changing the input language

I want to set up Casp Lock as a shortcut for changing the input language. There are some solutions like this. But it requires installing some software and doing tricks. Is there a way to do it in a ...
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Change the function of caps lock to insert underscores when the spacebar is hit

Is there a way I can change the function of my caps lock key so that when it's on it inserts_underscores_instead_of_spaces_when_i_hit_the_spacebar? It's fine if it just works in Textmate but would be ...
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iPad virtual keyboard text entry: Way to type multiple capital letters without having to press SHIFT before each letter?

Let's say I'm typing a word in ALL-CAPS on the iPad. Currently, the only way I know of how to do this is to press SHIFT before each of the letters. Is there an alternative, like a sticky shift or ...
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