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Save this as a .reg file:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
and execute it to change Caps Lock to Shift, or change "2a" to "00" to just kill it. Backup your registry first, of course.
Thanks for a very instructive answer, easy to follow and much needed when working with elderly people.
Thanks. I assist in teaching computer usage at a senior center. This is a big help.
@Black Dahlia- i think sending someone new to computers, as the gentleman in this request is, into Registry is a dangerous thing to do. even if someone else sets things up for him if there is a way to accomplish the end result through normal means as Leo described, that's always the wise choice. that way it can be undone just as easily where if someone forgets registry was modified it may be difficult or impossible to reset things to how they started out. for those more well versed in Windows your advice is fine. just my 2 cents... :-)
I agree with Jim H. What Black Dahlia proposes is the opposite of user friendly. I hope the questioner ignores that advise as it is dangerous and unnecessary.
I thought you would've said to turn on Sticky Keys. Sounds like "Ease of Access" is the newer version of this.
While ease of access features are useful, they do not enable users with a very wide range of options and do not supply them with complete and customized features always. For example, if one needs to cancel toggle feature of Caps Lock key only, without any delay; with only momentary action, not to find out that half a page has been typed in reversed case letters, registry fix is the only solution. Unless a person uses a pc for basic work only, registry fixes and regedit will surely be needed eventually somehow. I have around 90 registry fixes, but with 41 years of programming it is not a big problem. I wouldn't recommend it to people inexperienced on the subject. Windows help is available on registry editing, backups/restoring, printing just the needed part of the registry etc. for the interested.
Leo, I appreciate hugely your expertise & having written"How do I turn off keyboard repeat?" I found it after a lot of searching for the opposite problem - my keyboard had stopped repeating so I knew if you can tell me how to stop it, you will know how to start it & sure enough you led me via the accessories to the Ease of access centre where I found the holding down of the right shift had been set to disable key repeats. Rather amusing is that my cat likes to sit on my knee with his paws on my keyboard & had inadvertently pressed it for more than 8 seconds - me not knowing about that function before you brought it to my attention. Absolutely relieved to have resolved the problem - Cheers !
I CANNOT FIND THE SECTIONS TO STOP THE DELAY OF THE KEYSTROKES. I HAVE A LOGITECH KEYBOARD AND A WINDOWS XP SYSTEM
EASE OF ACCESS IS NOT A SELECTION IN THE ACCESSORIES AREA
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