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What Is That Doing There?! Answered

Ok, I was so bored today that i actually sat, and wondered what the little "shelf" on the Caps Lock button was there for on the keyboard.. I mean really, what's its soul purpose in life, what are its goals to accomplish and brag about when its older..

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n8man
n8man

11 years ago

Maybe the separation between the A and the Caps is used to let you know if you accidentally hit both of them because it would feel very weird.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

My normal mac keyboard has it, but not my lappy.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

12 years ago

Perhaps to provide separation between it and the "A" key," so it's less likely to accidentLLY HIT IT.

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Derin
Derin

Reply 11 years ago

I aLWAYS HİT İT WHEN TYPING THE A on my keyboard.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

Great Minds Think Alike

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

well, not all keyboards have it... its weird

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

True.. my Viglen at home is shelfless but my (slightly larger) Logitech at work is shelfish. (hehe... shellfish...)

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

My microshaft keyboard has a shelf, but I have a picture of a padlock and Capital A on my key.....

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CybergothiChe
CybergothiChe

11 years ago

I have that shelf on my Microsoft keyboard, but not on this laptop...it IS weird, though...hmmmm

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Hm, is that the one with the Moon (sleep) button between F12 and Print Screen, or the one without any of those keys on top?

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

the one without that shizzzz

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

12 years ago

Mine doesn't have one but maybe it was to use less plastic? XD I really don't know but I agree with Cameron.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Actually, it would use more plastic - adding a shelf means more surface area.

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Thornburg
Thornburg

12 years ago

This is kinda sad to say, but I just noticed it on my laptop. I saw it on other computers but never my own.

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crapflinger
crapflinger

12 years ago

i'd say a combination of the "different than the A" idea and to differentiate the key from the tab key which has about the same surface area (minus the shelf) alternate reason? a cheeto will fit perfectly there...allowing you to save it for later

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

haha

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. My guess is that it's a physical barrier to help prevent accidental actuation of the Caps Lock key when striking the A.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

Hmmm. I dunno, mine dosen't have one...