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Stupid accidental Caps Lock likelihood reduction

(Stupid caps lock, I mean, not stUPID IDEA)
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Some blundering prawn has put the CAPS LOCK key adjacent to the A-key; one of the keys with highest use frequency, by the way.

How many person-hours have been lost by the human race due to this moronic decision? I myself must about six times per day at least do a double take, realise I am typing in caps, and have to go back, delete and re-type. This probably takes (average) 10 seconds per incident, one minute per day. Times by 7 billion people, times by 365 days. This is costing humanity therefore an estimated 13,318 years standard time value work every year.

So, instead, change the operation ofthe CAPS LOCK key so that you would have to hit it twice in order to go into CAPS LOCK mode, which is infrequently required anyway. the first tap merely brings up a banner stating 'Tap CAPS LOCK again to enter CAPS LOCK mode.' and if you don't you just don't get CAPS LOCK.

bhumphrys, Nov 20 2020

How disable caps lock in Winblows https://www.howtoge...y-in-windows-vista/
[kdf, Nov 20 2020]

How to disable caps lock on Mac https://www.howtoge...s-lock-on-mac-os-x/
[kdf, Nov 20 2020]

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       This is at least partially baked, on touchscreen keyboards (Android, iPhone, iPad, and even some Windows systems) - using double-tap-shift to enable caps lock. When I use a hardware keyboard, I dig into settings and disable caps lock entirely. As you say, it's infrequently used and causes more trouble than it's worth.
kdf, Nov 20 2020

       In Windows 10 "ease of access" keyboard settings, there's an option to have the caps lock key make a sound when you press it. It's a different tone when you enable (high pitch) vs disable (low pitch). It's not what you asked for, but it's better than nothing.   

       8th will be along shortly to remind everyone that Windows lUsers deserve what they get - or much, much worse.
kdf, Nov 20 2020

       ^. <BEEP>ALSO<boop>windows 7
FlyingToaster, Nov 20 2020


       and i would like this for turning off the Windows StickyKeys popup linked to the Shift key.
sninctown, Nov 21 2020

       Quite frNKLY i DON'T SEE WHt the problem is. I hVE NEVER CONSIDERED THIS problem T ll in my entire life.
pocmloc, Nov 21 2020

       Gosh that's a wonderful life hack,thanks [kd], though <ahem> I'm slightly embarrassed about forgetting to google my tetchy winge before posting it. I forgot the First Rule of the halfbakery once again.
bhumphrys, Nov 21 2020

       “I forgot the First Rule of the halfbakery”
- bhumphrys, Nov 21 2020

       Never get involved in a land war in Asia?
kdf, Nov 21 2020

       No that's the third rule.
pocmloc, Nov 21 2020

       Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image?
kdf, Nov 21 2020

       I dost nye stonde me benythe thy importe
pocmloc, Nov 21 2020

       You win. What?
kdf, Nov 21 2020

       He doesn't understand the depth of your etchings.
FlyingToaster, Nov 22 2020

       slock (plural slocks) An improvised weapon consisting of a padlock placed in a sock, common in prison environments.   

       Cap Slock could be a low-rent super-hero.
AusCan531, Nov 23 2020

       Have you considered the person-hours you're losing by not learning how to touchtype?   

       A side effect would be that you can look at the screen while you type and therefore notice immediately that no 'a' appeared when you thought you hit the A-key.
haskell, Nov 23 2020


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