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Re: caps lock confusion


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: caps lock confusion
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:34:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

kj <address@hidden> writes:

> I have had this problem occur to me about half a dozen times in
> the last two weeks (I don't know why, this had never happened
> before):  Emacs suddenly starts interpreting my keystrokes as if
> the caps lock key had been pressed (all caps, etc.), except it
> hasn't been; and if I do press the caps lock key, then Emacs will
> interpret my keystrokes in the opposite way, as if the caps lock
> were off.
>
> My caps lock key appears to be in perfect order.  It has a little
> light that indicates when it is on.  And the behaviors of all other
> applications are consistent with this indicator.  Emacs is the only
> one whose behavior is backwards.
>
> In the past, the only way I have found to solve this problem is to
> kill and restart Emacs, which I find terribly disruptive.
>
> Is there some other way to reset Emacs?
>
> Also, any tips that would help me troubleshoot this problem would
> be greatly appreciated!

Perhaps you activated caps-mode?
It would be surprizing since AFAIK, it's not a bundled mode,
and there's no shortcut binding to activate it.
Try:  M-x caps-mode RET  to toggle it.

-- 
__Pascal Bourguignon__


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