RE: [funsec] Caps off to ya'

Drsolly drsollyp at
Sat Aug 19 09:15:00 CDT 2006

On Sat, 19 Aug 2006, Larry Seltzer wrote:

> In the 25 years that we've had the PC keyboard nobody has ever used the
> SysRq key and the Scroll Lock has only ever been used by mistake, and
> yet they pick on Caps Lock? 

I used to use Scroll Lock a lot. It's used to change the function of the 
arrow keys, so they scroll the text instead of the cursor.
> Certainly it's too prominent. On my own Thinkpad that I'm typing on now
> Caps Lock is actually oversized, yet Num Lock, a much more useful key,
> is some obscure combination involving the Fn key. Perhaps we should be
> speaking in terms of "keyboard reform" rather than banning a useful key
> for being abused.

Let a billion keyboards bloom.

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