Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)
Why must I compensate for other users' ineptness?
You don't have to use a Mac -- you chose it yourself. Apple is in business to make money, and it makes money by selling as many of its products as it can, and it does that by tailoring its products to the majority of users in its segment of the market. You're not in that majority. Tough luck. You should be used to being in a small minority -- you're using a Mac.
WHY should anyone be making the kind of mistakes where they are,
as you, fane_j wrote: "have CDs or DVDs popping out of my MBP all the time!"
Because the ⏏ key is right above the ⌫ key. Being not half as good a typist as you are, and an indifferent writer and bad speller to boot, I have to hit ⌫ all too often. And since the MBP keyboard doesn't hold a leftover of a stub of a candle (let alone a candle) to my beloved Apple Extended Keyboard… well, you can figure out the rest.
Other professionals that I know ARE complaining,
but just not spending their time
Have you heard of the squeaky wheel?
I paid $3,000.00 for a PROFESSIONAL LEVEL machine
I'm sorry, but I don't think that the MBP is a professional level anything. It's a better-than-average (arguably) portable computer, and that's about it.
My previous Macs did not do this, .... fairly new feature.
Yep. Maybe 2007, 2008, something like that. Would you like me to list all the new features in Snow Leopard (2009) that I positively hate and despise, but can't do anything about because everybody else seems to think they're great?
they should create OPTIONS
"Just make it a preference", right? Imagine what Mac OS X would look like if it had an option for every function some user might like to change.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to dresdenlyn)
Apparently this delay is Apple's bright idea to prevent 'accidental activation'. If they think that's helpful, they should see how much time I've wasted after pressing CapsLock only to find it hasn't responded and I've BEEN TYPING IN THE WRONG CASE. I wish they'd stop fixing things that don't need fixing.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to dresdenlyn)
So, I've been searching for an answer to this forever, and I seem to have found one (though I haven't restarted my computer yet, so fingers crossed).
1. System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys
2. Click on Caps Lock and set it to No Action
3. Make sure the key is no longer working (I actually exited system prefs and reopened)
4. Click on it again and set it back to Caps Lock
Voila! Hope it worked for you as well! I'm so happy it doesn't require some hack! Still, though, shame on apple.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)
For sure. Since turning off my mac I've found that it only holds over 'til the mac is restarted, which *****. But at least if you're gonna be typing away on something for a long while you know what to do.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to dresdenlyn)
dresdenlyn: After you've awarded one "Solved" star and two "Helpful" stars, you can't award any more. This is just the way these forums work. Back on January 6, you gave a Solved star and a Helpful star to Shootist and a Helpful star to yourself. That's all you can hand out in this thread, so the buttons you would need to award any others have disappeared.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2012 4:47 AM (in response to MMoodi)
As Bashan discovered, his useful fix only holds until you turn your computer off -the caps lock is returned to its delayed state every time you turn your computer back on.
One thing I've found which further helps is to use the Automator application to record the steps from Bashan's fix. Save the recording (for example, as an application on your destop), making sure to check the option for x10 speed. Each time you need to apply Bashan's fix, you just double click the automator recording and it whizzes through the process at x10 speed. Handy...if a ridiculously convoluted measure when a simple check box in keyboard preferences could avoid it all...
(let me know if you need me to explain the Automator thing in more detail).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to Basham)
Basham it is perfect ! Why Apple doesn't include a "no CAPS LOCK delay" in system prefs is beyond me. However changing modifier keys after each reboot is painful (or setup any automator task).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 4:42 PM (in response to GrandStrateguerre)
Apple just forgot that with some foreign keyboard layouts we need/prefer to press CAPS LOCK to get multiple numbers. Mixing letters and numbers is not the same than the US layout. Accidental CAPS LOCK input is not an issue in some countries...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to dresdenlyn)
I know this is quite an old topic but I've just been searching for a solution for someone who prefers to use the Caps Lock rather than a Shift key when typing. I think i've got something that works, even after a reboot.
It does involve installing some software to do it of course, but seems to work for me on Mountain Lion.
Hope it works for you!