Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Undocumented Shortcut for Caps Lock in Chrome OS

One of the most significant changes Google made when designing the keyboard for Chrome OS notebooks was replacing the Caps Lock key with a search key. Although the search key is not very useful since it only opens a new tab, the Caps Lock key made a lot of comments, forum threads and emails unreadable.

If you actually need to use the Caps Lock key, there's a way to change the search key into a Caps Lock key in the settings. Unfortunately, this is time consuming, particularly if you constantly switch between the search key and the Caps Lock key. There's a better way: press both Shift keys at the same time to enable or disable Caps Lock. It's an undocumented shortcut that works in the newest versions of Chrome OS.

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