Caps Lock on Chromebook
Chromebooks have a different keyboard layout compared to other laptops and computers. The first thing that most users notice when they get a new Chromebook is the lack of the Caps Lock key.
This has always been the case with Chromebooks. The very first Chromebook, the Cr-48, came with the Chrome OS keyboard layout, without the Caps Lock. Most of the Chromebooks, with the exception of one or two, followed this design.
The keyboard shortcut is ALT + SEARCH. You can use the same keyboard shortcut or SHIFT key to disable caps lock.
Convert the 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.
Now try pressing the Search key one more time.
If you have are new Chromebook user, moving from a PC or a Mac, this could take a little bit of getting used to.
Did you get Caps Lock working on your Chromebook? If Caps Lock is not turning on for you, do let us know in the comments section so that we can discuss.