Windows 10: Caps lock key input not working & making a weird noise.

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  1. Caps lock key input not working & making a weird noise.


    caps lock is not working, does not switch the light in my keyboard and does not activate upper characters.


    Instead it is making a weird noise like a "beebop" and it is not the sound from the "toggle keys" options.


    Here is a list of things I tried:

    - unplugin/plugin the Keyboard USB.

    - Changing USB port

    - Changing keyboard, still not worked and the new keyboard's capslock is still not working and making that weird noise.

    - Run the troubleshooter for the keyboard.

    - Uninstalling from device manager

    - Restarting the computer with & without the keyboard unpluged


    None of these worked.


    I noticed:

    - During the booting screen caps lock actually switch the light of my keyboard but its not working once windows systems start.

    - In a web browser pressing caps lock open the Javascript console for some reasons.


    These mean the capslock key is still working but not behaving as caps lock anymore, I'm thinking its a Windows Issue.

    :)
     
    Lambda34000, Jan 12, 2021
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  2. Disable Caps Lock on Windows 10?

    The below does not disable CAPS LOCK; instead it converts CAPS LOCK into SHIFT LOCK.

    • Right-click Start
    • Choose Control Panel.
    • Under Clock, Language and Region, choose
      Change input methods.
    • On the left, choose
      Advanced Settings.
    • Near the bottom, click on
      Change language bar hot keys (this is a blue link)
    • On the Advanced Key Settings tab, select Press the Shift key
      radio button.
    • Click OK, then Save
    After this change:

    • You press the CAPS LOCK key puts the keyboard in all-caps mode
    • You press the SHIFT key to turn off CAPS LOCK and exit all-caps mode.
      • Note that pressing CAPS LOCK again
        will not turn off CAPS LOCK; only by pressing either SHIFT key will CAPS LOCK turn off.
    This is similar behavior to how the SHIFT LOCK key works on typewriters.
     
    blackeneth, Jan 12, 2021
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  3. idgat Win User
    Problem with Caps Lock key

    Varies from brand/make/model. Your's doesn't.

    Anyway, a lot of programs have their own indicator for caps lock on/off ... e.g. MS Word > right click on status bar at bottom of MS Word> from popup menu, tick Caps Lock. The words "Caps Lock" will appear on the LH side of the status bar, as appropriate.
     
    idgat, Jan 12, 2021
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  4. MiSt77 Win User

    Caps lock key input not working & making a weird noise.

    Press Shift Key to turn off Caps Lock

    Actually, I get asked this quite a lot

    There is, however, a very good reason to prefer this (old) „Typewriter Caps lock“-behavior over the new default, and it's simply this: if „Press the SHIFT key“ (instead of „Press the CAPS LOCK key“) is selected, then the behavior of „Caps lock“ changes from being a „toggle key“ to being a key that can only be used to turn „Caps lock“ on – to turn „Caps lock“ off, one has to press (either) one of the Shift keys.

    This can be advantageous for touch typists, who are used to writing long passages of text without looking at the keyboard, and especially so if they're (C/C++) programmers, who may still regularly find themselves typing in variable names of CONSTANTS_IN_UPPERCASE.

    That's because, if Caps lock is not a toggle key, it's not necessary to keep track of its current „toggle state“ in your head:

    • If I want „Caps lock“ to be on, I can press CAPS as often as I like. If it happened to be enabled already, nothing changes; otherwise, I can be sure it's enabled afterwards.

    • If I want „Caps lock“ to be off, I can simply press SHIFT
    This sounds like a hypothetical advantage, but it's not. I work as a programmer, and I often find myself typing in code like the following:

    /* Some debugging code; will only be included in debug builds: */
    #if defined _DEBUG

    Afterwards, I may pause a little, to think about the code line I would like to type in next. Now, if „Caps lock“ is a toggle key, I may (once I decide to continue) be unsure if I actually remembered to turn „Caps lock“ off at the end of ‘_DEBUG’.

    Did I? Did I not? – The only way to be sure, is to look.

    This is not so, if the „Press the SHIFT key“ behavior is enabled. If unsure, I can just press SHIFT once, be sure of the set state, and merrily continue may way.

    That, for me, is the single most important reason to prefer the „Press the SHIFT key“ setting. Also, interestingly, this used to be the default behavior in the old days … at least, until Microsoft decided to ditch Windows 9x in favor of Windows NT¹.

    ¹ Actually, my memory could be wrong in this regard and I'm not completely sure … maybe someone more knowledgeable in those matters can confirm that the „Caps lock“ default behavior was indeed changed during the switch from Windows 9x to Windows XP?
     
    MiSt77, Jan 12, 2021
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