When users switch from Windows to Chrome OS, they quickly realise how strange it is that Chromebooks lack a dedicated Caps Lock key. It’s understandable why people were surprised, but the good news is that Chromebooks have a setting to enable the Caps Lock key. You can make your experience more like Windows 10 by changing the Caps Lock key to another key of your choosing. Aside from that, Chromebooks can run Windows software and have the Recycle Bin enabled on Chrome OS. Let’s now go through the brief instructions for activating the Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook.
Enable Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook (2021)
1. First, open the Settings window by clicking on the Quick Settings panel in the bottom right corner.
2. After that, click the Keyboard option under the Device section.
3. Select Caps Lock from the drop-down option that appears next to Search. The Caps Lock feature will be assigned to the Search key. The Search button will now function as the Caps Lock key on your Chrome OS device if you press it in the future.
4. You can assign the Caps Lock function to other modifier keys, such as Ctrl, Alt, Escape, and Backspace, if you frequently use the Search key.
5. In addition, you may activate Caps Lock on your Chromebook by using this handy keyboard shortcut. If you don’t want to remap the Search key, you may also turn on/off Caps Lock by pressing Alt + Search.
Turn on Caps Lock on Your Chromebook
In order to rapidly restore the familiar keyboard experience on your Chromebook, enable the Caps Lock key. Follow the instructions in our post, which is linked here, if you want to restore the function keys (F1, F2) on your Chromebook. That’s all we have to say, though. You can read more in our page specifically dedicated to such Chrome OS tips and techniques. Additionally, please leave a remark below if you have any questions.