Surviving Windows

Alt-Drag and CapsLock

Probably the two most basic UI fixes I need to keep my sanity.


Stefan Sundin makes a free (GPL even) program called AltDrag that does exactly what it says on the tin. There is of course a portable version.


There are a number of ways to get ctrl:nocaps behaviour (i.e. CapsLock acting as an additional Ctrl key). The most robust way is to remap the keys using registry settings. Without admin rights, AutoHotkey saves the day. This is my AHK config file:


The first line maps Ctrl+Alt+Shift+CapsLock to CapsLock. This is necessary because sometimes (very rarely) AutoHotkey misses an event and lets a CapsLock press through. This allows me to disable CapsLock again when that happens.