Is Google Trying to Kill the CAPS LOCK KEY?

Yesterday's Chrome OS Notebook Cr-48 reveal showed that Google had different plans for where the caps lock key normally resides. INSTEAD OF DOING THIS SORT OF THING, Google has mapped to a search key.

That's fine by us, considering the caps lock key these days is mostly useless aside from those who like to troll the comments section. (In fact, I've remapped my caps lock key to backspace.)

Amusingly, Google joked, "We expect this will improve the quality of comments across the web."

For those who feel that they must have that caps lock key back, Google notes that those with the Cr-48 notebook can click on the wrench icon, go into System section inside settings and change the Modifier Key from Search back to Caps Lock.

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  • xurwin
    Quote:
    We expect this will improve the quality of comments across the web


    and i thought my jokes were bad.
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  • LuckyDucky7
    So now, when I miss the Shift key, I have my task interrupted by a search window?

    It'll be just like the Windows key- useful when you press it purposefully, and annoying when you don't.
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  • xurwin
    Quote:
    We expect this will improve the quality of comments across the web


    and i thought my jokes were bad.
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  • Anonymous
    *INSANE
    ;)
    search key would be great on a laptop like this. i would prefer the search key over the caps key. would be more useful to me!
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  • Anonymous
    wait... will the google chrome laptop trackpad be similar to the buttonless macbook trackpad? because i can't see any buttons.
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