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Old 08-08-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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I've found a web page that explains in an idiot-proof way how to swap these two keys.

I just need someone with more experience than I in registry editing to confirm that this method is safe, and will work.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi, well that was written for XP To save you any problems I have created a .reg file to do this, works on Vista Seven. Run the attached .zip file it will return a file change caps to ctrl.reg right click on this and select "Merge". Restart computer.

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Hi, just double click on it and agree to add to registry.
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Thanks a lot! It worked perfectly. Is there any way though to still have a caps lock key though? What I ideally want is to make left control caps act as caps lock instead.
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No, the mapping is universal, the next generation of keyboards will most likely not have a caps lock it is considered superfluous.
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I disagree about the next generation of keyboards not having a caps lock. Although Linux people would be happy if it didn't. I use the caps lock a lot at times, not for shouting. Some comments I put in my programs I like to capitalize so they stand out.

I think it's amazing how many people dislike the caps lock. While researching keyboard registry entries I found a ton of threads about disabling or remapping the caps lock.
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