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How to turn on Caps Lock on the Chromebook

by Dan Millward
How to turn on Caps lock on the Chromebook

The Chromebook keyboard is a little different to the traditional keyboard you may have used in the past. One of the things you will notice is there is no ‘Caps’ key, which is used to switch to capital letters when typing. There is no need to worry though because you can still use capital letters on the Chromebook. You just need to use different keys than you would normally use.

How to turn on Caps Lock on the Chromebook

Let’s now take a look at how you turn on Caps Lock on the Chromebook. This method means any letters you type will be in capital letters. This method is suitable if you want to type a lot of letters in capital letters.

To turn on the Caps lock on your Chromebook you should do the following:

  1. Hold down the ‘Alt’ key
  2. While holding down the ‘Alt’ key press the search key

The search key is where you would normally see a Caps lock key on a traditional keyboard. It may show as a magnifying glass. Once you’ve done this anything you type will appear in capital letters.

How to turn off Caps Lock on the Chromebook

The above method will turn Caps Lock on permanently, which means every letter will be a capital letter. It’s unlikely you would want to type a whole document in Caps. To turn off Caps Lock follow the below instructions.

To turn off Caps Lock on your Chromebook you should do the following:

  1. Hold down the ‘Alt’ key
  2. While holding down the ‘Alt’ key press the search key

or you can simply press the ‘shift’ key and this will also turn off caps lock on your Chromebook.

Use the Shift Key to type one capital letter

If you need to type just one capital letter, at the beginning of a sentence for example. It would take a little time using the method above. To just type one letter in capital letters, you simply hold down the ‘Shift Key’ and then type the capital letter. You can then release the ‘Shift’ key and carry on typing in lower case.

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