Caps Lock is a key on your keyboard that you can use to capitalize all of the letters in whatever you type. It’s also sometimes called “caps lock mode” or just “caps.” You activate caps lock by pressing and holding down the Caps Lock key, which typically sits next to other modifier keys like Shift, Control, and Alt. Pressing this key once will only capitalize the first letter in each word; but if you press it again while it’s still held down, then all letters will be capitalized until you release it.
Caps Lock is a key that can be found on the keyboard. It is usually located in the upper-right area of the keyboard, next to the “A” key. This button will automatically capitalize all letters when pressed. The Caps Lock button also has a light above it which indicates whether or not the caps lock function is activated.
How to turn Caps Lock on and off
Press the “Caps Lock” key to turn it on, or press and hold down the “Shift,” and then release before you hit any other keys. To turn it off, just tap that same Caps Lock key once again. If you are using a Mac with an older keyboard (without arrow keys), there is also a caps lock button next to an up-arrow symbol that will toggle caps lock between on and off modes.
On mobile, you can hold key or tap twice on the Shift key to type Capitalized characters.
How to know if Caps Lock is on?
The “Caps Lock” light will be on when it’s on, and off if not. If you’re using a Mac with an older keyboard (without arrow keys), there is also a caps lock button next to the up-arrow symbol that will toggle Caps Lock status between On or Off modes.
On mobile devices, your letters should automatically change back from capitalized to lowercase as soon as you stop holding down key or tapping twice on Shift key.
If any of these don’t work for you and you are sure Caps Lock is still enabled in your computer settings, try rebooting your machine before trying anything else!
“CapsLock” or “Caps Lock”
This is a question that has been debated for years. There are many different schools of thought on the matter, but I’m going to break it down into three main categories: those who use “CapsLock,” those who use “Caps Lock,” and those who don’t care which they use.
To properly represent the output tone of voice, it is important to use either “CapsLock” or “Caps Lock,” but never a mixture. For example, if you are using Microsoft Word for Mac and type in caps lock with no space followed by a capital C then press shift-3 on your keyboard this will work as expected; however if you mistakenly input both Caps Lock and Spaces when typing followed by pressing Shift 3–you’ll notice that nothing has changed.