How To Permanently Disable Capslock In Windows 7

Copy and paste the text below into a text editor (like notepad or wordpad.) Save it as file name “disable_caplsock.reg” in some directory which you will remember.  Open up a windows explorer window in that directory and double click on “disable_capslock.reg”  Answer yes to everything and then reboot your computer.

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

Disclaimer : This probably only works on Windows 7. If your computer blows up it isn’t my fault. Do this at your own risk. Known side effects include inability to scream on internet forums.

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9 Responses to How To Permanently Disable Capslock In Windows 7

  1. Scarface says:

    That’s one to remember for when I eventually have to upgrade from XP to W7. Thanks!

    I never understood though why CapsLock wasn’t programmed to become active after Shift+CapsLock. Like in the good old days on an old-fashioned typewriter, when CO2 was still plantfood.

    Anyone knows the code to get Windows do it like that?

  2. setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps
    Who the hell uses windows?

  3. Casper says:

    I see a normal text, because I’m running on linux 😉

  4. Mike Mangan says:


  5. slp says:

    Reboot? In OS X it is a simple option in System Preferences (Keyboard, Modifier Keys) that takes effect immediately.

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