As regular users of both Windows and other OS computers or laptops, we can definitely admit that the Chromebook keyboard can be a bit confusing. Even though it is pretty similar to the regular keyboards, you mus have noticed that you don’t have some of the most used shortcut keys such as delete key, print-screen key, function row keys and that instead you have some new keys. One of the buttons that miss from the Chromebook keyboard is the Caps Lock on key.

One of the buttons that miss from the Chromebook keyboard is the Caps Lock key, but we’ll tell you which key combo to use to still turn on and off the Caps Lock feature.

Here are your alternatives:

  • Click on Alt+Magnifying Glass icon (or search); An arrow-like notification will appear and a pop-up will tell you that the Caps Lock is on.
  • If you want to turn it off, just hit the Shift key or hit Alt + Search again, as you did to activate in the first place.

This is it! Although there are a few extra actions you have to do you’ll get used to this behaviour after a few turns. And if you want to check or change the keyboard shortcuts and combinations, all you have to do is to tap on the notifications bar located on the bottom right of your screen. Now go to Settings, then Keyboard Settings and customise the special keys according to your typing habits.

  • Mike S

    I don’t know how old this article is, but as of Feb 2016, this feature seems to have been removed. I’m using an HP Chromebook with Chrome 48.