How To Fix Caps Lock Reversed Issue on Windows PC

Some users face the Caps lock reversed issue. That means the functionality of the caps lock key works reversely when the caps lock key is pressed instead of printing capital letters it will print small cases. And when the caps lock key is disabled and a letter is pressed it prints in capitals. This issue makes the user confused, isn’t it? Restoring the keyboard to its default settings may solve the issue. Or updating the driver or changing a few windows settings will help. In this article, we have different methods to solve this issue. Let us start!

Method 1: Check The Shift Key In The Keyboard If It Is Stuck

 

Step 1: Shift keys are also used to type capital letters. Holding the shift key along with the required letter will print the small-case or upper-case letters

Step 2: So check if the Shift key is stuck on your keyboard

Step 3: You can check this with the help of the onscreen keyboard

Step 4: To use the onscreen keyboard, press the Windows + R keys together. This will open the run prompt

Step 5: Then type osk in the run prompt and hit enter. This opens the onscreen keyboard

 

Osk

 

Step 6: If any key is pressed on your keyboard it will be highlighted on the onscreen keyboard. If the Shift key is highlighted check it and release the stuck key. Then check if the issue is solved.



 

Method 2: Turn Off The Filter Keys

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Ease of Access

 

Ease Access

 

Step 3: On the left side scroll down and select keyboard

 

Keyboard

 

Step 4: At the right, scroll down and find use filter keys

Step 5: Turn it off by clicking on the toggle bar beside below use filter keys

Filter Keys

 

Step 6: Also disable use sticky filters option by clicking on its toggle bar.

 

Sticky Notes

 

Method 3: Run The Keyboard Troubleshooter

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Update & security

 

Update Security

 

Step 3: On the left side click on Troubleshoot

 

Troubleshoot

 

Step 4: At the right click on additional troubleshooters

 

Additional Troubleshhot

 

Step 5: Scroll down and find keyboard

Step 6: Click on the keyboard option. There appears a run the troubleshooter button click on it

 

Run Troubleshoot

 



Step 7: If there are any problems, it will suggest you the fix and apply them. Now check if the issue is solved.

Step 8: If not then there are no issues with it. Close the window.

 

Method 4: Update The Keyboard Driver

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type devmgmt.msc in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the device manager window

 

Device

 

Step 3: Expand the keyboard option by clicking on the arrow beside it

Step 4: Right click on the keyboard driver and click on update driver

 

Update Driver

 

Step 5: Select search automatically for drivers option

 

Search Drivers

 

Step 6: Once the driver is updated check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 5: Re-install The Keyboard Driver

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type devmgmt.msc in the run prompt and hit enter. This will open the device manager window

 

Device

 

Step 3: Expand the keyboard option by clicking on the arrow beside it

Step 4: Right click on the keyboard driver and click on uninstall device

 

Uninstall Device

 

Step 5: Restart the computer and windows will automatically install that driver. Then check if the problem is resolved.

 

Method 6: Reset The Keyboard Settings To Default

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Time & Language

 

Time Language

 

Step 3: On the left side click on language



 

Language

 

Step 4: At the right side, check if you have any preferred language. If yes, select it and click on the upward arrow mark to move it to the first place. If it is already in the first place then click on the down arrow mark to move it down and again click on up arrow mark to move it upward.

 

Arrows

 

Step 5: If you do not have preferred language then click on Add language button and select the language you want

 

Add Language

 

Step 6: Now check if the issue is resolved.

 

Method 7: Use The Microsoft Word

 

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Word document

Step 2: Make sure the autocorrect option is enabled

Step 3: Open a blank document

Step 4: Type few letters in small case. Still if your keyboard is typing capital letters, press the caps lock key to type the first letter of the word in small case. For example, hELLO, wORLD etc

Step 5: Again press the caps lock key to type the following letters in caps

Step 6: Then you will find that Microsoft Word autocorrects the word example, Hello, World etc. This fixes the issue.

 

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Let us know which of the above methods worked for you. Thank you!!