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caps lock key does not work well

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dresdenlyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 5, 2012 10:14 AM

caps lock key does not work well.... 75% of the time it doesn't click on.

 

It seems Apple developers did this purposely.

 

IT SERIOUSLY IMPEDES MY WORKFLO

 

I seem to get more typos now too (missing letters that I know I typed in)

 

Any fixes for this pleasssse????

 

Apple tech support says " ... that's the way it is."

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,550 points)
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    Jan 5, 2012 4:12 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)

    Yes it seems that the CAPS LOCK key requires a bit of a delay in pressing it in order to engage it.  You may go to SYSTEM PREFERENCES>UNIVERSAL ACCESS>KEYBOARD and make some modifications that may make the key board friendlier to your typing style (also look at the 'Set Key Repeat' button in the lower right hand corner.

  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,205 points)
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    Jan 5, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)

    Take your computer to an Apple Store or an AASP.  Show them what you are talking about here.  Ask them it there is a solution.

     

    If there is no solution complain about it on the Product Feedback website

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Jan 5, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)

    "I can't believe that others haven't complained about this."

     

    You think, perhaps others do not have a problem and/or they adapted?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Jan 5, 2012 9:04 PM (in response to Rysz)

    Rysz wrote:

     

    "I can't believe that others haven't complained about this."

     

    You think, perhaps others do not have a problem and/or they adapted?

    I notice this also. I don't have TO ADAPT on my windows PCs why do I have to on my MAC PC. When you hit a KEY any KEY that key should work. The caps lock on Mac's do not unless you hit and hold.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Jan 6, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to dresdenlyn)

    Actually it is another "Lets Dumb this down" decision by Apple to make there PCs More User Friendly, NOT.

  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Jan 6, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to dresdenlyn)

    My suspicion is that a lot of people, probably most people, just can't type fast enough for the slow Caps Lock action to bother them, or even for them to notice it. That's certainly true in my own case. I didn't notice it until after months of all-day use, and then only by chance. It's hard to disrupt the rhythm or pace of someone who types without rhythm or pace.

     

    This is no consolation to good typists, of course.

  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)
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    Jan 6, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)

    dresdenlyn wrote:

     

    All the keys should respond the same,

    I, for one, am extremely grateful that they don't -- otherwise I'd have CDs or DVDs popping out of my MBP all the time!

     

    If you do an informal survey (ie, google it) of Macs and the Caps Lock key, you'll find pages and pages of users complaining that they triggered it accidentally, that it's useless and it would be much better remapped to something else, and so on. Very few -- if any -- complaints like yours. Perhaps that's why Apple introduced this feature a few years ago.

     

    Unfortunately, as I well know, there's very little you can do when you're part of a small minority of users. You could try to remap ⇪ to ⌃ and viceversa (Keyboard > Modifier Keys); or maybe try a utility like CapSee or Capster, which provides an on-screen or audible feedback for the keypress. Or you could keep trying to see if someone came up with a hack to fix this particular issue. But, in the long run, probably the best solution is to adapt. Yes, it's not easy, but you know the saying -- if the mountain won't come…

  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Jan 8, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)

    No argument here. It doesn't bother me, but I certainly understand why it bothers you.

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