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Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« on: May 30, 2008, 01:33:11 PM »

Somebody give me a command/macro/hammer to inactivate my caps lock key.

For some reason on my work laptop I keep turning it on inadvertently. It's starting to freak me out.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 01:40:43 PM »

i COULD USE SOMETHING LIKE THAT TOO.
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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 02:03:34 PM »

http://www.wikihow.com/Di...e-Capslock-Key-in-Windows

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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 02:13:25 PM »

http://www.wikihow.com/Di...e-Capslock-Key-in-Windows

disclaimer*  - no idea how reputable the info is.  seems logical to me though

Seems as though it works just fine on your computers.  Devil
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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 02:24:51 PM »

http://www.wikihow.com/Di...e-Capslock-Key-in-Windows

disclaimer*  - no idea how reputable the info is.  seems logical to me though

Seems as though it works just fine on your computers.  Devil

LMAO!  You're on fire today.

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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 03:02:18 PM »

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http://www.golfhos.com/fo...53.msg86165.html#msg86165

You can do that?
Already have, Caps Lock is mostly useless, most people only use it when they hit it on accident. Wink But it can be made more useful by remapping it so Caps Lock is only activated when pressing a different hotkey like Shift+Caps Lock, then it is still usable but not activated on accident. Smiley Or you can remap Caps Lock to do something useful like opening a run box when hit normally and only activating Caps Lock with Shift+Caps Lock ...


I can see if I saved my code and recompile it for you if you want it. Smiley
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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 04:00:59 PM »

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http://www.golfhos.com/fo...53.msg86165.html#msg86165

You can do that?
Already have, Caps Lock is mostly useless, most people only use it when they hit it on accident. Wink But it can be made more useful by remapping it so Caps Lock is only activated when pressing a different hotkey like Shift+Caps Lock, then it is still usable but not activated on accident. Smiley Or you can remap Caps Lock to do something useful like opening a run box when hit normally and only activating Caps Lock with Shift+Caps Lock ...


I can see if I saved my code and recompile it for you if you want it. Smiley

Aske's post was good but I really like the shift+Caps Lock idea.

karma is yours Chief Viking if you find that code.  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 04:08:03 PM »

Aske's post was good but I really like the shift+Caps Lock idea.

karma is yours Chief Viking if you find that code.  Cool

Found my old code, optimizing it up a little bit now, I'll be around later and post it. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 04:23:33 PM »

Aske's post was good but I really like the shift+Caps Lock idea.

karma is yours Chief Viking if you find that code.  Cool

Found my old code, optimizing it up a little bit now, I'll be around later and post it. Smiley

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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 06:09:13 PM »

I think I feel my virginity returning just from reading this thread.
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Re: Question for geeky computer-knowin' stuff guys
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 07:11:00 PM »

Spacey's post was the only post that I understood.  All the other posts may as well have been written in spanish, I have no freakin idea what you lot are talking about. Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2008, 07:14:49 PM »

So here's the deal. Wink

It's a single executable file (so it's portable if you ever want to use it from a flash drive) that's 427 KB, and maxes out using about 2 MB of RAM.

I could compress the executable's size down to around 200 KB using UPX, which would be a lot smaller although slightly less RAM friendly (500 K more), but lots of anti-viruses falsely flag UPX compressed executables as malware which renders it useless, so I didn't compress the executable.

If you want it to run automatically on startup you can just place a shortcut of it in your "startup" folder in your start menu.

It's nothing fancy as I originally just coded it for fun, but here's how it works:

When it's running, pressing Caps Lock does nothing. To turn on Caps Lock hold in Shift+Caps Lock, and press it again to toggle on/off.

Right click on the tray icon (a red "x" - don't ask Wink) and click "pause", or press the "Pause/Break" key on your keyboard to pause it, which makes your Caps Lock key behave as it normally would and the tray icon turns to a letter "P" to show that it's paused. Do either option again to un-pause it, and start blocking the Caps Lock key again.

I have it with the tray icon because I like seeing what processes I have running without having to open the task manager. If you don't like seeing the tray icon, I can recompile it without it, or you can right click on your taskbar > properties > customize > select it > click always hide.

The "about box" is just how I keep track of what version number I have running.

I uploaded them to my MediaFire account for downloading, the first download link is the exe and the second is a zipped version of the exe as some ISP's block downloading exe's. You only need to download one.

Download exe

Download zip

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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 07:19:59 PM »

Excellent!

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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2008, 07:22:19 PM »

Excellent!

karma coming your way from the other side of the Twin Cities Torp. 

No problem, you might want to try it to make sure it works for you first. Wink Grin
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 07:28:52 PM »

Excellent!

karma coming your way from the other side of the Twin Cities Torp. 

No problem, you might want to try it to make sure it works for you first. Wink Grin

So far, so good

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