Chromebooks have become quite popular these days, especially among students as they’re simple to use and offer high security. But if you move from Windows to Chrome OS then you’ll find that there’s no dedicated Caps Lock key on your Chromebook. Especially if you’re more into typing works, you may find it more frustrating to not be able to turn on the caps lock. But don’t worry, here in this article we have brought you multiple ways to enable caps lock on a Chromebook.
In Windows, you’re used to turning on Caps Lock by pressing a dedicated key on the keyboard, which is located just above the Shift key. In Chromebooks, however, you’ll find a Search key in place of the Caps Lock. Pressing it does not turn on the caps lock but opens Search on your Chromebook instead. But the good part is, you can turn that Search key into a Caps Lock key from the settings. This would be more helpful if you’re used to Windows and don’t use Search in Chromebooks frequently. So, read below how to turn on or enable Caps Lock on a Chromebook.
Enable Caps Lock on a Chromebook
If you are someone that don’t use the Caps Lock key too frequently then there’s a keyboard shortcut to turn on caps lock in a Chromebook. You don’t need to tweak any settings. Just press a combination of two keys to enable caps lock on a Chromebook. To do this, press the Alt + Search keys simultaneously. That’s it!
However, if you want to assign a dedicated Caps Lock key on a Chromebook, then follow these steps:
1.. First, click on the Quick Settings panel at the bottom-right corner as shown in the image below.
2. From the pop-up, open Settings by clicking the gear icon.
3. Next, scroll down and move to the “Device” section and click “Keyboard” from the available options.
4. Here, you can assign any shortcut to the Escape, Search, Ctrl, Alt, and Backspace keys. It’s convenient to use the Search key as a Caps Lock key, as Windows has the same key as Caps Lock. Just click the drop-down menu next to “Search” and select “Caps Lock” from the available options.
5. That’s all. Now the Caps Lock function is assigned to the Search key and you’ll be able to turn on the caps lock by pressing the Search key directly.
Note that if you use the Search key frequently, then you can assign the Caps Lock function to another modifier key of your choice.
If you want to turn off the Caps Lock function, use the same Alt + Search key combination or press the assigned key (here Search) again. Note that you’ll receive a notification when the Caps Lock function is turned on, but turning off the function won’t pop up any such notification.
Now that you’ve learned how to turn on or enable Caps Lock on a Chromebook, you can use any of the methods mentioned above, depending on your frequency of usage. If you want to turn on caps lock on a Chromebook once in a while then it’s better to use the Alt + Search key combination. But if you want a dedicated key for the caps lock function then you can map it from the settings. That’s all for how to enable caps lock key on a Chromebook. Keep visiting ScoopSquare24 for more computer tricks and how-to guides.
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