Time and Language Turn Off Caps Lock with Caps Lock or Shift Key in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to change turning off Caps Lock with the Caps Lock or Shift key for your account in Windows 11.

By default, you would press the Caps Lock key to toggle Caps Lock on and off.

You can choose to turn off Caps Lock by pressing either the Caps Lock key or Shift key. You would still need to press the Caps Lock key to turn on Caps Lock.

The Shift key will not play a sound when used to turn off Caps Lock. Only pressing the Caps Lock key will play a sound if Toggle Keys is turned on.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn Off Caps Lock with CAPS LOCK or SHIFT Key in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn Off Caps Lock with CAPS LOCK or SHIFT Key using REG file




Option One

Turn Off Caps Lock with CAPS LOCK or SHIFT Key in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Typing on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Caps_Lock-1.png

3 Click/tap on Advanced keyboard settings. (see screenshot below)

Caps_Lock-2.png

4 Click/tap on the Language bar options link. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on the Advanced Key Settings tab in the "Text Services and Input Languages" dialog. (see screenshot below step 6)

6 Select (dot) Press the CAPS LOCK key (default) or Press the SHIFT key for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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7 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn Off Caps Lock with CAPS LOCK or SHIFT Key using REG file


1 Do step 2 (CAPS LOCK) or step 3 (SHIFT) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn Off Caps Lock with CAPS LOCK Key

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_off_Caps_Lock_with_Caps_Lock_key.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout]
"Attributes"=dword:00000000

3 Turn Off Caps Lock with SHIFT Key

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_off_Caps_Lock_with_Shift_key.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout]
"Attributes"=dword:00010000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Would be great if they added an option to disable the Caps Lock all together. Currently I have to use a script. I am always accidentally hitting the Caps Lock key so I had to disable the lock.

So now if I want to yell at someone I have to HOLD DOWN THE SHIFT KEY when typing lol
 

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