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If you miss having the Caps Lock button on your #Chromebook… (via: Google Chrome – Google+)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/13

This reminds me about mapping the CapsLock to Windows-key on old Lenovo keyboard (you can do that [Wayback/Archive] with ReMapKey from Microsoft, the [Wayback/Archive] slightly more convoluted open source SharpKeys, or a AutoHotKey script), and a [Wayback] Mac equivalent:


I like to have a second Control key instead of Caps Lock.

In OS X, go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys… and change or turn off Caps Lock, Control, Option and Command.

For more radical key remapping in OS X, use KeyRemap4MacBook. Despite the name, it works on non-Macbook machines, too.


If you miss having the Caps Lock button on your #Chromebook, you can turn the Search button into a Caps Lock button in a couple steps: find “Keyboard Settings” under the “Settings” menu, and select “Caps Lock” under the “Search” drop-down menu.

Or you can use this quick link on your Chromebook: chrome://settings/keyboard-overlay

Chromebook has [Wayback/Archive] quite some different keys than a Windows keyboard.

Ben Ostrowsky has a nice post with an SVG drawing of the [Wayback/Archive] Chromebook keyboard layout.

Chromebook keyboards, like Mac keyboards, [Wayback/Archive] do not adhere to the ISO 9995 standard:

It’s actually due to ISO 9995.

Depictions on the keytops
According to ISO/IEC 9995-1, the level is indicated by the row where the character is depicted on the keytop:
* Level 2 (“shifted”) above of Level 1 (“unshifted”)
* Level 3 (“AltGr”) below Level 1 (“unshifted”).

The group is indicated by the column on the keytop:
* The first or “primary group” at the left keytop border
* The second or “secondary group” at the right keytop border
Additional groups (if existing) in between.

When letters on a case pair are associated with a key, only the capital character need to be shown on the keytop for the primary group, while the lowercase character only is shown for the secondary group.

ISO/IEC 9995-3:2010 applied to the US keyboard layout ISO/IEC 9995-3:2010 applied to the US keyboard layout




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