How to Turn On or Off the Shift Lock Feature for the Touch Keyboard in Windows 11

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The article presents steps to enable or disable ‘Shift Lock’ in the Touch Keyboard of Windows 11, primarily on touchscreen devices. This function turns all text into uppercase letters. The method involves modifications in the Windows Registry Editor, specifically the ‘EnableShiftLock’ value in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7 path. A value of 1 enables Shift Lock, while 0…

This article describes enabling or disabling Shift Lock when using the Touch Keyboard in Windows 11.

Touchscreen devices without physical keyboards will see a built-in virtual keyboard called a Touch keyboard. It can be handy for these devices.

With Windows, many touch-enabled applications will automatically open the touch keyboard when you launch the apps. For example, the Touch keyboard will automatically open when tapping where you want to enter text in a form or text field.

While using the Touch keyboard, you can enable the Shift Lock feature to turn all text into uppercase letters. Press the Shift key again to deactivate the Shift Lock feature.

If you don’t want to use Shift Lock or if it is accidentally activating and becoming annoying, you can disable it.

Turn off or on Shift Lock via the Windows Registry Editor

As mentioned above, you can enable the Shift Lock feature to turn all text into uppercase letters. Press the Shift key again to deactivate the Shift Lock feature.

Below is how to do that using the Windows Registry.

Open the Windows Registry and navigate to the folder key path listed below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7

If you don’t see the 1.7 folder key, right-click on the TabletTip key, then create the subkey (1.7) folders.

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Windows 11 enable or disable shift lock via the registry

Right-click the 1.7 folder key’s right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named EnableShiftLock.

Double-click the new value name (EnableShiftLock) and enter the Value data as 1 to turn on Shift Lock for the Touch keyboard in Windows 11.

Value data of 0 will turn off the Shift Lock for the Touch keyboard in Windows 11.

windows enable shift lock via registry
Windows enables shift lock via the registry.

If the Shift Lock is disabled, double-clicking the Shif key won’t activate it. However, if enabled, when you double-click the Shift key, it will activate the Shift Lock feature.

windows touch keyboard on screen
windows touch keyboard on the screen

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off Shift Lock in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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