This free utility has one primary focus, to let you change the Caps Lock key functionality, but as simple a task as it sounds, it did not work for us.
When installed, Caps Lock Changer adds a shortcut to your taskbar and to your desktop, although the desktop shortcut failed to conjure up the program when we clicked on it. When we double-clicked on the taskbar icon, a small, slender window appeared. The interface basically consists of a drop-down menu that contains a long list of Caps Lock button alternatives, such as your Enter button, Backspace, and Delete. We first selected the Backspace option, but after clicking the Apply button, nothing changed. Subsequent tests using other button alternatives revealed the same results.
Caps Lock Changer had to be manually uninstalled from our PC, but even then, it left an empty file in our program files. Luckily, we were able to delete it. Thanks to its poor performance, we can't give it our seal of approval.
If you hate the Caps Lock key, you may love Caps Lock Changer. With Caps Lock Changer, you can turn the Caps Lock off or change Caps Lock to underscore, CTRL key, ALT key or other key you would like to, no Windows registry change required. After installing, Caps Lock Changer resides as an icon in system tray area of the taskbar. You can bring up the setting window by double clicking or right clicking the Caps Lock Changer icon. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
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This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
I use it to turn off the CAPS lock key, and for that it works just fine. It has to be started manually, but other than that, its a keeper. It definitely beats having to rETYPE words that get partial caps or when none are intended.
It has to be started manually, as opposed to being started with Windows. But that's it. Its perfect for disabling the CAPS Lock function.