How many times has this happened to you? You’re writing an email to a friend and not looking at the monitor. After a minute or so, you look up and realize you accidentally hit the Caps Lock button on your keyboard and wrote three sentences ALL IN UPPERCASE, which now looks like you’re yelling at your buddy.
It happens to all of us. Here are two quick fixes:
In Microsoft Word or Outlook (email), highlight all the text you want to change and then tap Shift + F3, and it will change all the text back to lowercase letters. This is a lot faster (and less aggravating) than typing it all over again!
Or you can have your computer tell you when you've accidentally hit the Caps Lock key. In Windows XP, click the Start button, select Control Panel and then open the Accessibility Options icon. Here, you’ll be able to check off if you’d like to hear your computer beep or screen flash whenever you hit the Caps Lock key. Similarly, in Windows Vista, click the Start button, then Control Panel and select Ease of Access.
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