Delete and Caps Lock are missing from the Chromebook keyboard? And the function keys too?. Fear not. Delete and caps lock still work.
The Delete key was removed to keep the Chromebook compact (uh!) and the Caps Lock key was replaced with a search key. You use search more than caps lock, Google thinks. But they haven’t left you without options.
- Delete Key – Use ALT + Backspace
- Caps Lock – ALT + Search (When caps lock is on, you will see an icon on the end of the taskbar)
For many, that is more than enough. I live happily with these combinations, and my only complaint is that I d that ALT + Backspace on my office PC where a Delete key is readily available for me to use.
But what if you want to have a permanent easy solution? You have one such option with the caps lock key. You can make the Search key your caps lock key. (or do something else with it)
You can configure the Search key to do other things. Go to the settings page and search for Keyboard Settings. On Keyboard Settings page, Search dropdown menu is what you are looking for. You can set it to work as Alt, Ctrl , Caps Lock or disable it.
So, there you have those missing keys. Press CTRL + ALT + ? to view all the keyboard shortcuts. Now, take a look at this video.
Don’t forget to check out more useful Chromebook tips here.