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War on Caps Lock

Being an almost true pacifist, I don’t support that many wars. The war on Caps Lock key though is one that I am easily joining.

How am I going to explain to my kids why some of the most valuable keyboard real estate is squatted by a large, useless key that above all you must not press!

Caps Lock is indeed one of the most useless keys on the keyboard. TYPING IN ALL CAPS LOCK IS A REALLY REALLY BAD TONE. It’s hard to read – you see, lowercase letters have different hight (“t” and “d” are high, “p” and “j” are low), which makes it much easier on your eyes to read, while in uppercase all letters have the same hight.

For those times when you need to type in an uppercase letter – say someone’s name, or at the beginning of the sentence – you can use Shift key.

Homework for you guys: study your keyboard carefully, and report which other keys you don’t use at all, or you so rarely that you won’t mind not having a dedicated keyboard position for it.

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