Favorite Mac Hacks: Disable the Caps Lock Key

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Joined: 02/12/2009

This one has bugged me for years... How many times have you accidentally hit the Caps Lock key but didn't realize it until you've already typed a sentence. To avoid lots of retyping, just disable the Caps Lock key.

In OS 10.4.10 (this might have been around earlier, let me know) go to System Preferences --> Keyboard, and hit "Modifier Keys" in the bottom left corner. For "Caps Lock Key", select "No action". Done. You can easily switch back too.

There are other third-party methods, but this one is built-in and official.