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Re: On my keyboard, Caps lock is:

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Feb 16, 2015 at 01:06 UTC ( #1116830=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On my keyboard, Caps lock is:

One of the variants of Windows -- I think it was W2K -- had an option so the capslock key would be turned off when I pressed the shift key. Since this is how typewriters worked, it was a behavior I was used to and found convenient.


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Re^2: On my keyboard, Caps lock is:
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 16, 2015 at 15:33 UTC

    You installed Windows on your typewriter? Or do you type up your own Perl? :)

      It was a tough road to find a typewriter that could manage a Turing-complete language, but get the right typeball on an IBM Selectric, and a few tweaks to the gcc compiler...

      Not quite. If you set the capslock key on a typewriter, pressing the shift key will unset it. You could set the keyboard on W2K to behave this way.


      Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

        If you set the capslock key on a typewriter, pressing the shift key will unset it.

        To explain to anyone who missed it: On a typewriter, capslock held shift down, so shift released the lock and the lock was released. It did not reverse the effect, that is, type in smallcaps even though capslock was held down.

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