turn on Caps Lock on a Chromebook

Chromebooks feel like normal laptops in a lot of ways. That’s one of their advantages over tablets. The keyboard on your Chromebook is a big draw for people who don’t want to rely on a touchscreen for their typing needs. Having said that, the Chromebook’s keyboard has its own quirks that you’ll need to get used to. It looks familiar, and in a lot of ways is, but it’s missing a few standard keys, like Caps Lock.

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That doesn’t mean you have to hold down Shift and type with one hand if you want the Caps Lock experience. You just need to know the necessary workaround.

So, without further ado, here’s a quick guide to help you turn on Caps Lock on Chromebook.

  • Click on the magnifying glass key (where you’d usually find Caps lock) and Alt simultaneously.
  • Type to your heart’s content in all caps.
  • When you’re done, press the same keys again to turn off Caps Lock.
  • Alternately, click on Shift to turn off Caps Lock.

You can also change the key shortcuts for Caps Lock or other functions by going into the notifications bar at the bottom right of the screen, then clicking on Settings > Keyboard Settings.

Have you encountered any problems with your Chromebook keyboard? Are there any keys you can’t find? Let us know in the comments.

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