In order to type anything I have to use "Shift" instead of Caps Lock to get capital letterds as using Caps lock means the window I am typing in becomes inactive and I have to click back into the window in order to continue typing, be that on the internet, creating documents, whatever.
Has anyone else come across this and have you found a solution for this?
Thanks in advance.
Frustrating. Same thing happening here. I'm an extremely fast typist and this CAPS LOCK issue is MOST annoying. Question: if typing in MS Word (or other MS app), which version do you have?
SOLUTION THAT WORKED FOR ME (Vista 7 home premium OS, Dell Inspiron 15R M501R):
After doing the above, i now hear a beep when i toggle the capslock, but the onscreen notice no longer appears, therefore the focus remains on the active window i am typing in; ie, typing is now contiguous/uninterrupted. As someone pointed out, you lose the constant reminder of a light or other icon being present to tell you which setting is on, but honestly this is no big deal IMO since the moment you strike a key you're going to know which setting is activated. 😉
Also, a little tip, if using MS Word or Excel you can set an option to notify you at the bottom of the screen whether capslock is on or not, a nice feature that works independent from the OS or the laptop software settings.
I'm having the same issue, but when I connected to Dell support and installed their software to connect to my laptop it seemed to be working. That's an anomaly not a fix.