This article describes the steps to enable or disable Shift Lock when using the Touch Keyboard in Windows 11.
Touchscreen devices without physical keyboards will see a built-in virtual keyboard also called a Touch keyboard. It can be handy for these devices.
With Windows, many touch-enabled applications will automatically open the touch keyboard when you launch the apps. The Touch keyboard will automatically open when tapping where you want to enter text in a form or text field.
While using the Touch keyboard, you can enable the Shift Lock feature to turn all text into uppercase letters. Press the Shift key again to deactivate the Shift Lock feature.
If you don’t want to use Shift Lock or if Shift Lock is accidentally activating and becoming annoying, you can disable it.
Turn off or on Shift Lock via the Windows Registry Editor
As mentioned above, you can enable the Shift Lock feature to turn all text into uppercase letters. Press the Shift key again to deactivate the Shift Lock feature.
Below is how to do that using the Windows Registry.
Open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path as listed below.
If you don’t see the 1.7 folder key, right-click on the TabletTip key, then create the subkey (1.7) folders.
On the right pane of the 1.7 folder key, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named EnableShiftLock.
Double-click the new value name (EnableShiftLock) and enter the Value data as 1 to turn on Shift Lock for the Touch keyboard in Windows 11.
A Value data of 0 will turn off the Shift Lock for the Touch keyboard in Windows 11.
If the Shift Lock is disabled, double-clicking the Shif key won’t activate it. If enabled, when you double-click the Shift key, it will activate the Shift Lock feature.
That should do it!
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