Turn On/Off Caps Lock On Chromebook

There is no bias towards ideas and concepts created by the Google. They do everything with a reason behind it but as a traditional computer user, you might encounter an issue that Chromebooks doesn’t have any key specifically dedicated for caps lock as done in all traditional keyboards.

caps lock on chromebook

The solution to this problem is very simple and easy but it just matter of practice that you set up your mind to follow the path and get used to it. There are 2 ways that you can use to solve the issue and they both are explained in this article. You can choose one of them that suits your style and comfort.

A key combination to enable and disable caps lock feature

Step 1: press Alt + Search key to enable Caps lock

chromebook shortcut keys

So from now whatever you type would be in all Caps style or UPPER CASE

Step 2: If you want something to be typed in small letters or LOWER CASE temporarily, then use the Shift key – exactly in the way we use it to type in traditional keyboards

Step 3: To turn off caps lock on chromebook press Alt + Search again and it would stop the capitalization

chromebook keyboard layout

Pro Tip: To check whether your Caps lock is either enabled or disabled, click on your Photo on bottom right corner of the screen and the pop-up box would mention the status of the Caps lock as shown in the below picture.

If you think that pressing two keys doesn’t suit your style then you can also dedicate a single key to enable or disable capitalisation. The way to set up a key for caps lock in Chromebook explained below.

Step 1: Click on your Google profile photo at the bottom right corner of the screen.

profile pic pop up

Step 2: Find Settings (shown in the pic above) in the pop-up box and navigate to Device tab


Step 3: Seek for option that says Keyboard Settings and find Caps lock in the list for Search label. This would make the Search Key behave as the Caps Lock Key from now onwards.

chromebook keyboard settings

Step 4: Select OK button to save your preference.

Feel free to share your preference in the comment section below from either using Alt + Search key combination or a specific key for Caps lock in your Chromebook, which could be helpful for those who aren’t sure about which one to pick.

If you find any query or question regarding this article then please share them in the comment section as well so we can improve the content and help you to resolve the issue.

Thank you & Stay Techie…

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