Lilyan writes: Read your tip about disabling the Cap Lock on a Mac. Is there a way to do it on a non-Mac computer? Thanks.
Hi Lilyan! Unfortunately, because there are so many makes and models of Windows PCs, there’s no easy, one-size-fits-all way to disable the Caps Lock key.
That said, it’s a snap to make your PC “beep” whenever the Caps Lock key is pressed—not a perfect solution, mind you, but it’s better than nothing.
Let’s give it a try…
- Open the Control Panel (it’s in the Start Menu under Windows 7, or you can search for it from the Windows 8 Start screen), then click the Ease of Access heading.
- Click the “Change how your keyboard works” link under the “Ease of Access Center” section.
- Under the “Make it easier to type” heading, check the box next to “Turn on Toggle Keys,” then click the Apply button at the bottom of the window.
- All done? Hit the Caps Lock key, and you’ll hear a beep.
Hope that helps!