Easy Way to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 8

Caps Lock in Windows 8

Caps Lock in Windows 8

The caps lock key is used to start a sentence or write a word in uppercase. This can be done by pressing the Caps Lock key before you type the letter. However, sometimes a user may press the key by mistake and this will result in unnecessary uppercase letters which can be irritating to correct. Accidental caps can also pose a security risk. Passwords, for example are case sensitive and may lead to errors in security clearance during financial transaction or while accessing a protected file. While some programs may allow a user with more than one attempt to get the password right, others may not. This can result in a long procedure to obtain a new password for logging into the account.

You can simply disable the caps lock when you don’t need its function. These tips come under Windows 8 problems and you can follow the steps below to do the same.

Steps to disable Caps Lock Key

  • Open the Windows Charm Bar (which is a new addition to the Windows line of operating systems) by pressing the Windows key and C simultaneously. In the window that opens, navigate and select the Search that will open the App Search Field. You will see a search field and type in regedit.exe in it.
  • An option marked as HIKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE will be seen on the left of the registry editor. Select it.

    Using Windows 8

    Using Windows 8

  • Further, navigate to SYSTEM and then you need to expand it.
  • Select CONTROL and select to expand it.
  • In the next step, select the KeyBoard Layout and then further expand it.
  • Move the cursor to the right side of the screen and then right-click. In the drop-down, select New and inside it, select the Binary Value.
  • Name the selection you made as Scancode Map.
  • Select it by double clicking on it and there will be a field space provided. Enter the value 00000000 00000000 02000000 00003A00 00000000 and confirm the entry by clicking OK.

The reasons for the above value given are discussed below.

  • The header information is the first byte.
  • The header flag is the second byte.
  • The number of keys that you map+1 is represented by the next byte.
  • Here is the explanation for the third byte. The first 4 bits indicate that it instructs the Windows to map 0 and the second 4 bits signify the keys to remap to 0. The key here is Caps Lock whose code is 3A00.
  • The Null Terminator is represented by the last byte.

After following these steps, close the Registry Editor and reboot it.

Hope you have found the help with Windows 8 problems in these articles. Regards!