A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Caps Lock Reversed

Are you finding that the Caps Lock function of your keyboard has been reversed, and instead of typing a capital letter when engaged, instead it produces lower case letters? This problem often occurs after a keyboard has been unplugged whilst caps lock is on. This is actually a relatively common problem and can be fixed very simply, and in this article we will show you several possible solutions.

Use Microsoft Word

  • Go into Microsoft Word and type "tHANKS"
  • it will autocorrect it back to "Thanks"
  • Your keyboard should now be in sync with your monitor.

Unplug Keyboard With Shift Key

As the problem can occur when the keyboard has been unplugged with Caps Lock on, you can reverse this by pressing the shift key and then unplugging the keyboard once again. The keyboard should now function as expected with the Caps Lock key giving capital letters.

Reverse Caps Lock

The Caps Lock function can also be reversed by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Caps Lock. You can revert it to normal by pressing this combination of keys again.

Using Control Panel

Check that the shift keys didn't get stuck.

  • Click on Start --> Control Panel --> Ease of Access --> Ease of Access Centre --> Make the keyboard easier to use.

Under "Make it easier to type", uncheck all the options --> Click on "OK" button.

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7 vote - 5.0/5
The word trick is excellent. Thank you.

Super simple fix, thanks!!

Word trick worked, thanks! Everywhere else only had the ctrl + shift + caps lock, which wasn't working, and it wasn't from my keyboard being unplugged.

Amazing, you put the solution right up front so I didn't have to go reading through various articles to find the correct answer.
Thank you so very much!

Word fix worked perfectly! so simple, thank you.
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