How to Enable or Disable the Caps lock in Windows 11

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The article provides a guide on enabling or disabling the Caps lock key in Windows 11 to prevent typing errors. The process involves going to the Windows Registry Editor, navigating to a specific folder key path, and adjusting the Scancode Map’s value data. A system restart is needed to effect the changes.

This article explains how to enable or disable the Caps lock key in Windows 11.

When pressed, the Caps lock key on your keyboard turns all letters into capital letters. Unfortunately, the Caps lock key can also make people incorrectly type their passwords or enter data incorrectly when mistakenly or unknowingly pressed.

If you unknowingly use the Caps lock key and it is causing your too much trouble, the steps below show you how to disable it.

Even when the Caps lock key is disabled, users can still press and hold the Shift key and press a letter to capitalize it.

Enable or disable the Caps lock key via Windows Registry Editor

As mentioned above, Windows lets you enable or disable the Caps lock key via the Registry Editor.

Here’s how to do that.

Yet another way to turn on or off the AutoPlay feature in Windows is to use the Windows Registry Editor.

First, open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

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

Windows enable or disable caps lock key
Windows enable or disable caps lock key.

Right-click the Keyboard Layout folder key’s right pane and select New -> Binary Value. Next, type a new item named Scancode Map.

Double-click the new item name (Scancode Map) and type the Value data:

  • Default (delete) = Caps lock key is enabled.
  • Disable Caps lock:  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00
Windows enable or disable caps lock key value data
Windows enable or disables caps lock key-value data

Save your changes and restart your computer.

That should do it!


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