Well, there’s an easy way to change the behavior of your Mac’s Caps Lock key—or even disable it altogether, if you wish.
Here’s the trick…
- Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your desktop, then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
- Click the Keyboard icon under Hardware, select the Keyboard tab, then click the “Modifier Keys” button in the bottom-right corner of the preferences pane.
- A new window will slide down with a setting for the “Caps Lock” key at the top. Click the drop-down menu, then pick a new option. If you like, you can turn Caps Lock into a second Control, Option, or Command key. Want to disable the Caps Lock key for good—or until you change your mind, at least? Then pick “No Action.”
- Click the blue OK button.
Now, go ahead and tap the Caps-Lock key. Nothing should happen—and if you’re tired of hitting Caps Lock by accident, that’s a good thing.