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Disabling Caps Lock.

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(NT) (NT) What about a way to reconfigure it? Impossible?
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Not impossible.
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(NT) (NT) :) thanks!
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A true story. Unix logins and caps lock.

Years ago we discovered a simple way to keep people off the engineering keyboards. Leave the keyboard in caps lock.

Those with Unix background will understand this especially when I mention these were HP 9000s.

-> The issue was solved in some other building when a manager issued a work order to remove all caps lock keys. The instruction involved a screwdriver.


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What about the Mac?

I'd actually like to do this on both my PC ANNND my Mac. Any links?

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To reassign or disable caps lock on the mac:

In Tiger (OS X 10.4.x) a button in System Preferences allows you to reassign or disable the functions of these keys: Caps Lock, Control, Option, and Command.

If you are like me and turn caps lock on by accident alot then this is useful. Also if you are like a friend of mine who is a hard-core Unix geek then you can stop complaining that the control key on a mac keyboard is "way over there".

So open system preferences, click on the "keyboard and mouse" icon, select the keyboard "tab". At the bottom is a button called "modifier keys...." Click that. So for example if you want to disable the caps lock key, from the pull down menu for "Caps Lock Key", select "no action."

For each key (caps lock, control, option and command) you can assign the function of caps lock, control, option, command, or no action.

Customize away.


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