Users switching from Windows to Chrome OS find it extremely shocking 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. By the way, you can also enable Recycle Bin on Chrome OS and run Windows apps on Chromebooks. On that note, let’s walk through the short guide on how to enable the Caps Lock key on a Chromebook.

Enable Caps Lock Key on a Chromebook (2021)

1. First, click on the Quick Settings panel in the lower right corner and open the Settings the window.

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

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

4. If you use the search key extensively, you can assign the caps lock function to other modifier keys, which include Ctrl, Alt, Escape, and Backspace.

5. Apart from that, you can use this nifty keyboard shortcut on Chromebook to enable caps lock. You can also press Alt + Search to toggle caps lock on/off if you don’t want to remap the search key.

Enable Caps Lock on your Chromebook

This 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, it all comes from us. You can read more about these Chrome OS tips and tricks in our dedicated article. And if you have any questions, comment below and let us know.