THE KEYS AT KEYBOARD MAY GET STUCK DUE TO DUST, HARSH USAGE OR LOW BUILD QUALITY. YOU MAY ENCOUNTER THE KEYS BEING REPEATED BY ITSELF OR IT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL AND YOU HAVE TO HIT IT REALLY HARD FOR THE KEY TO APPEAR. HOWEVER, IF THE CAPS LOCK KEY IS BROKEN, YOU CAN STILL USE THE KEYBOARD TO TYPE EXCEPT PISSING OFF THE READERS BECAUSE ALL THE LETTERS ARE IN CAPITAL CASE WHICH IS QUITE ANNOYING AS IT SEEMS TO BE SHOUTING.
I bet the above paragraph is hard to read so it is advisable that the user either change the keyboard or disable the key if they are tight on budget. You can use third party software such as KeyTweak and SharpKeys to disable the CAPS LOCK key but here is an easier method which doesn’t involve installing any software. The easiest way is to download a free and portable tool called Caps Lock Toggle developed by MooSoft (The Cleaner) where you can easily enable or disable the caps lock key with a click of a button. After disabling or enabling the caps lock key, you will need to restart your computer for the change to take effect. The change is permanent until you revert the changes and there is no need to keep the software running.
So how does Caps Lock Toggle work? Basically it writes a registry entry called “Scancode Map” which controls how the caps lock key. There is no need to manually mess with the Windows registry or to even understand how the confusing binary values are used. If you’re interested to learn about the scan codes, you can check out this page for a quite complete scan codes for common keyboards.
Other than disabling the caps lock key because it is stuck or broken, you may also want to disable it if you always accidentally hit the caps lock key and find yourself typing IN UPPER CASE when you don’t intend to.