caps-lock behavior

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saisrujan, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. saisrujan macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    The caps-lock key is not responsive enough on my Air. I have to hold it a wee little longer for it to fire. A gentle quick tap with the finger at the speed i type other keys doesn't work for the caps-lock.

    I have the habit of toggling the caps-lock in quick succession before and after entering a key if I want to type a character in caps. Like <caps lock>A<caps lock> and when I tap it that quickly, it doesn't fire. Or it fires only once resulting in caps lock being on after that, annoying me.

    To understand what I mean, tap the caps lock gently in quick succession till you don't see the caps-lock reacting. Then use the same speed to tap any other key. It fires.

    Is this how all macs behave or god-forbid do I have a problem with my keyboard?
  2. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    Camp Snoopy
    All Macs with the new keyboard have a caps lock safeguard to prevent accidental presses. The MBP doesn't have it (because it still uses the old keyboard).
  3. Impulse29 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2004
    as butterflyofdoom said, it is a FEATURE of the new keyboards, one that I find very useful. Try using the shift key and you'll save yourself a lot of time. I have a friend that uses caps lock to type one uppercase letter and it seems so inefficient to me.
  4. saisrujan thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Aah... thank God the keyboard is not defective. A feature eh... and I searched more seriously now, and found several threads talking about this.

    Well. I WAS using the shift-key earlier. The previous laptop I had was a Toshiba and it had a very small shift key on the right-hand side. Then, I slowly made it a habit to use the caps-lock key. Inefficient, but better considering missing the right shift key. Old habits die hard. And I will try to get my "correct" habit back.

    Thank you.

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