Caps Lock Key is present in every computer and it helps user to use capitalized letter or block letters. The following tutorial will help you to disable or enable caps lock in Windows 10. In order to perform the following steps, you must be logged in as administrator.

Steps to Enable or Disable the Caps Lock Key in Windows 10

1. Press Win+R to open Run window and type regedit and hit Enter. The Registry Editor will open.

Registry Editor

2. Now navigate to the following location

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

Keyboard layout

3. In the right panel, right click in an empty space, go to New and select Binary Value.

binary value

4. Name it Scancode Map.

scancode map

5. If you want to disable Caps Lock, double click on Scancode Map to edit the value.

6. If you want to enable Caps Lock Key, delete scancode Map.

scancode map enable


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


  1. Followed your procedure to the letter. It didn’t work; Caps Lock still functioning in an Open Office document. Deleted Scancode Map and went through it again. Still didn’t work. THINKING THAT MAYBE NICK THE SOFTWARE ENGINEER HAS BEEN OUTSMARTED BY AN UPDATED WINDOWS 10… (Sorry, Caps Lock got stuck on again.)


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