How to Get a Caps Lock Key on Your Chromebook: Chromebooks have a very different keyboard layout from other computers. In terms of web browsing, there are special keys, but Caps Lock is the biggest difference. It doesn’t exist. There is a way to change that.
Instead of a Caps Lock key, Chromebooks have a dedicated Search key. With a button press, a search box can be opened that searches through apps, files of the device, and the web.
When using ALT+Search, you can enable Caps Lock by default. It may be easier to change Caps Lock settings if you use Caps Lock often. Search can be remapped (as can other keys) in Chrome OS.
How to Get a Caps Lock Key on Your Chromebook
- The Quick Settings panel will appear as soon as you click the shelf clock. To access the settings menu, click the gear icon.
- Go to the “Device” section of the Settings app.
- Go to the “Device” tab and select “Keyboard.”
- Click the keyboard icon
- Several keys on the keyboard on your Chromebook can be customized in this window. Click the drop-down menu for “Search.” We’re looking for it right now.
- The search key can be selected from a drop-down menu
- Click on “Caps Lock” to enable it.
- Make sure that Caps Lock is selected
Rather than acting as a traditional Caps Lock key, Search will now act like it. You can turn Caps Lock on and off by pressing it once. Your Chromebook’s Shelf now has a Launcher button that you must select in order to use the search functionality.