how do i change caps lock setting



i used to have my caps lock button set so that i only had to press the shift
button to take off the caps lock when typing (hope this makes sense)

i.e. instead of having to press the caps lock a second time to take it off i
only had to press the shift key instead

can anybody give me a clue on where i find the settings for this as i can't
remember at all



Doug Robbins - Word MVP

That has nothing to do with Word, but it is how keyboards work. If Caps
Lock is on, holding down the shift key will result in lower case letters
being typed. The only proviso is that the formatting of the font in Word is
not set to All Caps in which case that is what you get, regardless of the
state of the Caps Lock or the use of the Shift key.

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Suzanne S. Barnhill

I found a setting for this somewhere in the Control Panel in Windows 2000,
but now, in Windows XP, I'm not seeing it (Keyboard would be the logical
place). I know there is such a setting, though, because I was surprised to
find it.

Okay, wait, here it is (totally illogical place). In Control Panel |
Regional Options or Regional and Language Setttings, choose Input Locales or
Languages, then experiment. In Windows XP, you click Details... on the
Languages tab, then Key Settings in the Text Services and Input Languages
dialog. There is a section for "To turn off Caps Lock" with CAPS LOCK and
SHIFT as the options.


Hi Doug

Thanks for the reply - I don't think I have worded the original question
well enough - the settings I changed meant that to turn off the CAPS LOCK I
just had to tap the Shift key rather than the CAPS LOCK again


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