Ai Squared App Central - Remap CapsLock 1.5 by Jamal Mazrui
Remap CapsLock 1.5
by Jamal Mazrui
This global script causes CapsLock to work like Insert as a modifier key. It may be particularly helpful when using Window-Eyes with a laptop keyboard, since CapsLock may be substituted for Insert in hotkeys that are otherwise the same, rather than using significantly different hotkey assignments. The Insert key may still be used as before, so you may choose whichever key is easier to press in particular combinations, whether on a laptop or desktop computer.
The original CapsLock functionality is available by adding the Shift modifier to that key, i.e., via the Shift-Caps combination. For maximum compatibility with Window-Eyes, the Right Control key is also remapped to work like the Left Control key. To stop remapping, unload the script and restart Windows.
Thanks go to Jared Wright and Darrell Shandrow for ideas that led to this script, which uses AutoHotkey from
The script requires GW Toolkit and Homer Shared Object.Download Now
Supported Languages: English
Minimum Version: Window-Eyes 7.0
- Filename: RemapCapsLock.wepm
- Date: 11/13/2008 2:57:34 PM
- Size: 204.1KB
- Total Downloads: 3277
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This feature is now built into Window-Eyes 7.5 and later, and so superceeds this app.
I like this script because it makes it possible to use Window eyes with the same feel as JAWS, which makes me much more inclined to switch screen readers. However, I do wish it were possible to execute keys without having to release all the keys before the key works. I'd like to be able to keep my insert or capslock key held down and just keep pressing other keys. Other than that, the script is excellently done. Thanks, Jamal, for the wonderful work you've done on this.
It leaves a "capslock.exe" running in the systray even after unloading, or after wineyes is stopped. This inhibits the use of some modifier keys.
This works quite well in most situations. Unfortunately, I have found one minor caveat thus far. Despite the remapping of the right control key to the left control key, the right control does not always function correctly. Try pressing Capslock - Right Control - B to read the status of progress and scroll bars. It does not work, yet, use of the Left Control key does. Other than this minor issue, this remapping works extremely well!
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