Settings To Disable Caps Lock Key In Windows XP And Vista

Settings To Disable Caps Lock Key In Windows XP And Vista

You will not find any default function in your system to disable the Windows Caps Lock function. However, some of us want to disable it for whatsoever reason, for example you may have to disable it to avoid entering a cap-locked password or else to play tricks with your friends PC. All you have to is some changes and modifications in your Windows Registry.

You can follow in order to disable Caps Lock in your Windows XP or Vista OS.

  • Fist of all, copy and paste  following lines into your notepad

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
“Scancode Map”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00

  • Save the file as “nocapslock.reg“. You have to ensure that file name is nocapslock and file format is “.reg” not as nocapslock.reg.txt.
  • Now run the “nocapslock.reg” file by just double clicking on it. A confirmation massage will be prompted.
  • Just click on “Yes”
  • Restart your PC and you will notice that Caps Lock key is not functioning.

To restore back the Caps Lock key, just follow steps given below:

  • Open your Registry Editor. Then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout
  • Remove the entire file named as “Scancode Map” or just delete the Scancode Map value.
  • As an alternate way to do this, copy and paste following lines into your notepad.
  • Run this file in the same way as you did before to disable caps lock key

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
“Scancode Map”=-

  • Finally restart your PC. Now your Caps Lock is enabled again.

What is the use of Windows Accesibility Wizard

Windows Accessibility Wizard comes handy for users who have difficulties with vision, hearing and/or mobility. With Windows Accessibility, users can make Windows XP and computer easier to use.

To start the Accessibility Wizard:

> Choose Start

> All Programs (or Start > Programs from the Classic Start menu)

> Accessories

> Accessibility

> Accessibility Wizard.

With Windows Accessibility Wizard users will be able to :

> Select the smallest text size that they’ll be able to read,

> Enable or disable options that allow them to read text more easily ( Such as changing the interface font size ), switch screen resolution, or use personalized menus.

> Indicate types of features that are difficult for you to use.

> Adjust the size of scroll bars and window borders if needed.

> Change the size of the icons (normal, large, or extra large).

> Choose from several color schemes that alter the contrast of text and colors on the screen.

> Change the size and color of the mouse pointer.

> Change the cursor blink rate and width.

> Display visual warnings when system events occur.

> Display captions for speech and sounds.

> Use Stickykeys, which makes it easier to use multiple keystroke combination.

> Use BounceKeys, which ignores repeated keystrokes.

> Use toggleKeys, which plays a sound when you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock.

> Show extra keyboard help when applicable and available.

> Use MouseKeys to control te mouse pointer through the numeric keypad.

> Select a right-or left-handed mouse and adjust the mouse pointer speed.

> Turn off StickyKeys, FilterKeys, ToggleKeys and High Contrast features when the idle time exceeds a specified period.

> Configure all these settings as the default for new user accounts or for the current user only.

Once you are done with selecting your choices, review it thouroughly again to make sure you have got your preferred choice correct. Once you save and exit the Accessibility Wizard, the changes will be applied.