How do you turn on or turn off caps lock on a Chromebook? Because Chromebooks have replaced the caps lock key with a search key which opens up the apps menu.
There is a keyboard shortcut for that.
How to Turn On or Off Caps Lock on Chromebook
Chromebooks, from the very first CR48 made news when their keyboard was introduced without the traditional Caps lock key. Google decided to put a search key instead of that which also doubled as an easy way to open a new tab.
The Secret Key!!
The keyboard shortcut is ALT + SEARCH.
Well, this is the second time this week, the shift key making it to the news. Remember the recent news about the LED inside the shift key starting to work now?
How to Permanently Change Search Key into Caps Lock
There is a way to make the Search key work as caps lock. Always.
- Go to settings and search for Keyboard Settings
- On the Keyboard Settings pop-up screen, look for the Search dropdown list.
- From the Search dropdown list, select Caps Lock
- Click OK.
Done! Now try pressing the Search key one more time. You should see the caps lock icon (up arrow) on the taskbar, next to the time, like this:
Now, here is a video explaining these tips in detail:
You are welcome.