How to Enable/Disable Caps Lock on Chromebook

To make writing cool on your Chromebook, you will need to know how to enable/disable CAPS Lock on Chromebook in 2021.

If you knew this procedure earlier, then I tell you that the process must’ve changed a little in recent Chromebook models.

By the way, we have covered the simple procedures you can follow to either enable or disable caps lock on your Chromebook.

This information includes both shortcut Keys on Chromebook to turn on or off Caps Lock and other methods you can still use to achieve the same result.

How Does CAPS Lock Work on Chromebook?

Before you can think of enabling or disabling caps lock, it is advisable to have a hint on how the Chromebook Caps lock works.

Meanwhile, if you’re not interested in this explanation, you can scroll down to see how to disable or enable Chromebook Caps lock, else, read this step by step.

Does a Chromebook have a Caps Lock?

Yes, but there’s no Caps Lock button on Chromebook keyboard as it is on laptops. So you will need our tutorial below to be able to switch on and off the Caps lock option.

But why is there no Caps Lock Key on Chromebook?

Chromebook on its own is slightly different from other sets of traditional laptops. Chromebooks do not have standard keyboard keys like traditional laptops.

The reason why Chromebooks do not have Caps Lock Key is that Chromebooks keyboard features are more of Chrome-OS-specified functions.

Where is Caps Lock on Chromebook?

Caps lock on Chromebook can be turned on and off using both shortcut Keys and other methods shown below.

How to Turn Caps Lock on or Off on Chromebook – 1st Method

The steps in the first method of turning on or off your Chromebook caps lock in 2021 are as follows;

  • Launch your Chromebook.
  • Navigate to the “bottom-right corner” of your screen
  • Select the “Quick Settings panel”and open the Settings panel.
  • Navigate to the “Device” section
  • Now, click on the “Keyboard option
  • Next, select the “drop-down menu” beside the “Search” option.
  • Finally, select “Caps Lock.”
  • At this point, your Search Keywill become your Caps Lock off or on key.

Shortcut Keys on Chromebook to Enable/Disable Caps Lock – 2nd Method

What is the keyboard shortcut on your Chromebook to turn your Caps Lock on or off? The keyboard shortcut on your Chromebook to turn your Caps Lock on or off is the ALT + Search keys.

To make this, work, press the ALT + Search keys simultaneously. Likewise, you may also press ALT + Launcher to carry out the same process.

How To Choose Different Keys to function as your Caps Lock Key

Alternatively, you can change the caps lock key from the search key and select another key to function as your caps lock key.

To choose a different key to function as your caps lock key, you will have to follow these steps;

  • Follow the same procedures above.
  • Select the “Quick Settings panel”and open the Settings panel.
  • Navigate to the “Device” section
  • Now, click on the “Keyboard option
  • Select the “drop-down menu” beside the “the modifier key you wish to choose
  • Available modifier keys are ALT key, Backspace, Escape, and CTRL-key.
  • Now, select “Caps Lock” and the key will become your Caps lock key.
  • Finally, click on the OK button to validate your changes.

How To Change your Keyboard Settings for Caps lock

Interestingly, you can change the Ctrl, Alt, and Search or Launcher keys to function as your Caps Lock keys. To do that;

  • Launch your Chromebook.
  • Navigate to the bottom right and select the time.
  • You can use a shortcut by pressing “Alt + Shift + s”.
  • Now, select “Settings” as your option
  • Select keyboard in the “Device” section
  • Select any key you want
  • Use the drop-down menus to change the functions of each of the keys.

Using Modifier keys To Enable/Disable Caps Lock

Do you know that you can modify Alt, Ctrl, and Search keys which are modifier keys to act as your caps lock key? Interestingly, you can also assign different functions for each of them and you can change this anytime you wish to.

To change your Chromebook modifier keys function to perform another action, follow these steps:

  • Select the status area.
  • You can see the status area at the bottom-right of your Chromebook.
  • Click Settings when the settings panel pops up.
  • Navigate to the Device section.
  • Now, select keyboard settings, and the settings dialog box will appear.
  • Select the key you wish to modify.
  • Select the new function you want to assign to the key from the drop-down options.
  • Click OK to save your changes and that’s all.

Summary and Our Recommendation

In summary, there are two easy ways you can use to enable/disable Caps Lock on Chromebook.

You may choose whether to use either the shortcut Keys on Chromebook to turn on or off Caps Lock or you can use the navigation method.

But our recommendation is that you should use the last method to assign a single key as your caps lock key for ease and quick access.

At this point, we believe you have learned all that you needed to know about how you can enable/disable Caps Lock on Chromebook using shortcut keys.

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