inessential by Brent Simmons

My favorite Tiger feature

My favorite Tiger feature is that I can turn off the caps lock key. Yes!

I hit that key several times a day accidentally, and it just drives me nuts. I never actually use it for anything—it’s just an annoyance.

No longer!

In case you haven’t run across it, here’s how to turn it off.

1. Open System Preferences.

2. Click on Keyboard & Mouse.

3. At the bottom of the Keyboard tab is a “Modifier Keys...” button. Click it.

4. A sheet appears that lets you remap caps lock (and other keys). Choose “No Action” from the popup menu, then click OK.

It is a thing of beauty.