Users who move from Windows to Chrome OS find it extremely jarring when they discover that Chromebooks don’t have a dedicated Caps Lock key. While the surprise is understandable, the good part is that Chromebooks offer an option to enable the Caps Lock key. You can assign the Caps Lock key to another key of your choice and make your experience similar to Windows 10. As an aside, you can also enable Recycle Bin on Chrome OS and run Windows apps on Chromebooks. So on that note, let’s go through the short guide on how to turn on Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook.

Enable Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook (2021)

1. First off, click on the Quick Settings panel at the bottom-right corner and open the Settings window.

Enable Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook (2021)

2. Next, move to the “Device” section and click the Keyboard option.

Enable Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook (2021)

3. Here, click on the drop-down menu next to “Search” and choose “Caps Lock.” It will assign the Caps Lock function to the Search key. From now onwards, if you press the Search button, it will act as the Caps Lock key on your Chrome OS device.

Enable Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook (2021)

4. In case you use the Search key extensively, you can assign the Caps Lock function to other modifier keys, which include Ctrl, Alt, Escape, and Backspace.

modifier keys

5. Other than that, you can use this nifty keyboard shortcut on Chromebook to enable Caps Lock. You can also press Alt + Search to turn on/ off Caps Lock if you don’t want to remap the Search key.

keyboard shortcut

Turn on Caps Lock on Your Chromebook

So that is how you can quickly enable the Caps Lock key on your Chromebook and get the traditional keyboard experience back. If you are also looking to bring back function keys (F1, F2…) on your Chromebook, then follow our article linked here. Anyway, that is all from us. You can learn more about such Chrome OS tips and tricks from our dedicated article. And if you have any questions, then comment down below and let us know.

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