How to flip Capital/unCapital letters?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zendar, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Zendar macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys i've been using Macbook Pro (the old design Penryn core) since last December, everything works great and i actually prefer the making of the old keyboard than the new ones. (and personally i think the old design is more Pro than the new one which makes it look like a fancy toy)

    Anyway, those who love the new ones, don't throw eggs to me plz :eek:.

    OK, There is a small problem that really annoys me.... the activation of Capslock has 0.5s delay up upon the pressing, presumably it was designed to avoid accidental mis-pressing... but now it is a problem because when i am taking notes i often hold it not long enough and don't keep an eye on the screen... when i eventually look at what i have typed, it is usually like this:

    "sINCERELY SPEAKING I REALLY DIDN'T EXPECT THIS...."

    I haven't found a method of switching the respond speed of CapLock, so i wonder if there is any short-cut to flip capital letters and non-capitalized letters.(i mean flip the contents that had already been typed) Thanks alot.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Maybe switch to using the Shift key for short spots of capital letters?
     
  3. bodhisattva macrumors member

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    You can remap the CapsLock to another key in your system prefs, or simply turn it off, but I know of no way to change the response time of the key unless you can find a hack floating around somewhere. I had the same model 17 in and am trading up to the new unibody.. not sure how I feel about the keys, but the 15" unibody I have has spoiled me with the new pad, no mouse button, and gestures.. was just too smooth to resist over the keys ;)
     
  4. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    That's quite weird. Please tell me how you managed to modify the case with SHIFT when CAPS LOCK is ON.

    IF CAPS LOCK IS ON, LIKE IN THIS CASE, IF I WANT TO INSERT A LOWERCASE C AND PRESS SHIFT+C I OBTAIN THIS: C

    still an uppercase letter. And this behaviour is supposed to be standard.

    thistle
     
  5. Zendar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i get where the problem is... because i often type other languages as well as English, the quick switching key between the 2 keyboard layouts is Shift, so i never use Shift to Capitalize letters. instead, i just keep quickly pressing Capslock^

    anyhow, thx for the advices, i will have to abandon the input method quick switch and use it for Capitalize then.
     
  6. jwksmith macrumors member

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    Windows and Mac handle the caps lock differently. Under Mac you will get only capitals when caps lock is on. Under Windows, caps lock will invert the state of the shift key as the OP noted.

    From recollection, the Windows way is the normal way, same as you see under linux, unix, VMS etc. I cant be sure but some Mac apps may handle caps lock like Windows.

    I just booted xp on my vm to confirm the above. Never noticed this before. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  7. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    I dn't know what program you're using, but in Word, there's a "change case" feature, which gives you a choice of appropriate capitalization (none, all, "sentence" (first word), "title" (first letter of each word) and maybe one other.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Word 2008

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  9. skwirl341 macrumors member

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    You really should learn to type properly. That is really the root of the problem you are having.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The OP said very clearly,
    The Shift key had a different purpose, because of switching between languages. Their issue has nothing to do with typing well!
     
  11. skwirl341 macrumors member

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    The shift key has a different purpose because he/she GAVE it a different purpose, which they wouldn't have done if they typed properly.

    Most people use ALT+SHIFT to switch languages, which actually makes sense. Maybe the OP has trouble pressing two keys at a time? That would explain why they use caps lock to capitalize letters in the first place.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Typing properly is NOT an issue! The OP switches the keyboard between 2 different languages, using the Shift key. That's the functionality. Yes, they may be able to re-map a different key to switch, but it still has nothing to do with whether or not they're typing well.
     

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