Removing CAPS LOCK on OS X

This has been bugging me for a while, but I’ve just gotten around to doing anything about it. I hate the caps lock key. I never use it and I’m always triggering it by accident. Thankfully, it’s fairly simple to disable. First go into System Preferences and choose “Keyboard & Mouse”.

System Preferences: Keyboard & Mouse

Now on the “Keyboard” tab, there’s a button in the bottom left that I’d managed to miss entirely, “modifier keys”:

System Preferences: Keyboard

This pops up a little dialog pane that lets you choose the behaviour of the caps lock key.

System Preferences: Modifier Keys

I chose control, as it’s not entirely useless. In fact, on my macbook, it’s a damned sight more useful than the hobbled control key which has been displaced by an “Fn” button.

One Comment to Removing CAPS LOCK on OS X

  1. Tim O'Brien says:

    Thank You. I didn’t even realize that I needed this until I rad your blog post. You are right, the Caps Lock key on all Macs is an awful curse.