Are you forever hitting the Caps Lock key by mistake and discovering THAT YOUR PERFECTLY FORMED SENTENCE HAS TURNED ALL SHOUTY? While there’s no known cure for fat fingers, you may be pleased to know that you can configure Windows to play an audible alert warning whenever you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys:

Windows Vista users:

  1. Type Ease of Access in the search bar under the Start button and press Enter
  2. Click Make the keyboard easier to use
  3. Place a tick against Turn on Toggle Keys

Windows XP users:

  1. Open Control Panel from the Start Menu
  2. Choose Accessibility Options
  3. Go to the Keyboard tab
  4. Place a tick against Use Toggle Keys


And if you’ve just finished typing your life story and look up to find that you accidentally pressed the Caps Lock key 27 pages ago, you need the cleverly titled tOGGLE cASE tool. This will quickly convert your type to the intended format. In Outlook 2007, Word 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 it can be found under the Format Text tab and looks like this:

Change Case