Windows 10: German Cherry keyboards, caps lock affects entire keyboard not just letter keys

Discus and support German Cherry keyboards, caps lock affects entire keyboard not just letter keys in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; This is a problem I've had with Windows 10 anytime I put a German keyboard on it. Nearly all of the keyboards have been "Cherry" brand, so I'm not sure... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Michael`Rightmire, Jul 11, 2019 at 4:02 AM.

  1. German Cherry keyboards, caps lock affects entire keyboard not just letter keys


    This is a problem I've had with Windows 10 anytime I put a German keyboard on it. Nearly all of the keyboards have been "Cherry" brand, so I'm not sure if that's a factor or not.


    When using caps lock, every key on the keyboard is shifted (I.e. f->F, 1->!, 5->%, 0->=, etc.) This is crazy making (I keep typing things like 2CAPITAL WORDS2 instead of "CAPITAL WORDS".


    Is there a way to have the caps lock affect ONLY the letter keys and not the entire keyboard.


    NOTE: This only happens when I use a German keyboard set to German language. I don't want to just set it to English language, since I do want to be able to use the German specific keys, as well as the "alt-gr" key.


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Michael`Rightmire, Jul 11, 2019 at 4:02 AM
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  2. JimClose Win User

    keyboArd mAkes only letter A cApitAl when cAps lock is off

    Just up grAded to windows 10 pro now my keyboArd mAkes only letter A cApitAl when cAps lock is off
     
  3. No caps lock indicator with new keyboard?


    Hi:

    According to the manufacturer's web site, there is no caps lock indicator on this keyboard:

    Wireless Multimedia Keyboard Mouse - Wireless - Keyboards - IT PRODUCTS

    {FWIW, the product web page does not specifically list Win10 as a supported OS, but they may or may not be relevant or significant.}

    Keyboard

    • Water resistant keypad
    • Key press force: 55g + 8g
    • 104 key standard QWERTY keyboard layout
    • RF power output: 1.6mW
    • Battery type: 2x AAA
    • Operating frequency: 2.4 GHz
    • Operating distance: up to 33ft (10m)
    • RF channel: 79 (hopping)
    • LED indicator: Low battery life
    • Dimensions: 19" (L) x 7 1/4" (W) x 1 3/4" (H)
    • 18 Hotkeys: Web Back, Web Forward, Web Stop, Refresh, Search, My Favorites, Home Page, Email, Media Player (not supported in Windows 2000), Play/Pause, Previous, Next, Stop, Volume down, Mute, Volume Up, My Computer (not supported in Windows Server 2003 (32-/64-bit) & Windows 2000), Calculator (not supported in Windows 2000)
    • Power requirements (battery):
      • Operating: 3V/~5.0mA
      • Standby (~3 sec no activity): 3V/~0.01mA

    So, I guess I would go back to my original recommendation: return it and buy a KB with the features you want.
    That would seem -- ultimately -- to be the most satisfying solution.

    But, it's up to you, of course.German Cherry keyboards, caps lock affects entire keyboard not just letter keys :)

    Cheers,
    MM
     
  4. mobile1 Win User

    German Cherry keyboards, caps lock affects entire keyboard not just letter keys

    No caps lock indicator with new keyboard?


    I got a new keyboard. It does not have a light that shows caps lock on or off.

    And a desktop indicator no longer shows caps lock as being turned on or off.

    How can I make Windows indicate the caps lock setting?

    Thank you for your help.
     
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