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CapsWiz Help

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Basic Concept
CapsWiz controls the Caps/Num lock keys based on the name of whichever Window is currently active (i.e. the "active window"). CapsWiz identifies the active window by one of (or a combination of) the following: "Active Window Owner Name" and/or "Active Window Name".

Active Window
If checked, the text entered into the "Active Window Name" field is continuously compared to the title of the active window. In the sample above, you can see that for a Microsoft Word window, the window name/title is simply a combination of the document name followed by the text "Microsoft Word". Since the full active window name is never the same (it varies from document to document), you need to tell CapsWiz that you only want to search for a window name that "Ends" in the words "Microsoft Word". This is the reason for the "Matches.." button being set to "Ending". Other programs will make the active window name/title a combination of the program name followed by the document name -- in other words, they work in reverse of the way MS Word works. In these cases, you would want the setting to be "Beginning" since you only want a match of the first part of the window name.

Active Window Owner
The "Active Window Owner Name" option is useful for certain programs that allow multiple child windows (MS Word does NOT fall into this category). For example, at work I use an Enterprise Resource Planning program that opens up new child windows for each new task (e.g. - a "search window", an "invoice" window, etc). In these cases, the name of the main (owner) program window could be used to help CapsWiz identify certain windows. However, if the checkbox for "Active Window Owner Name" is not selected, name of the Owner of active window (if it even exists) will be ignored.

Always ON/ Always OFF/ Disable Key
Always ON means that CapsWiz will immediately turn ON the selected key when you >first enter< a window. This setting does not prevent you from then manually pressing and using the selected key. For example, you might set the CapsLock to "Always OFF" for MS Word. This would make sure that Caps Lock is set to OFF whenever you first enter a Microsoft Word window. If the "Disable Key" option were selected also, you would be prevented from using the CapsLock key in MS Word.

Default State
Setting 0 (aka "Default State") is what CapsWiz uses for ANY active window that does not specifically have settings. In other words, when you run a program, CapsWiz looks at the active window name and checks to see if there are any pre-defined key settings for the active window -- if not, the key settings of the "Default State" are used. If you deleted all CapsWiz settings and changed the "Default State" setting for the CapsLock key to "Always OFF" with "Disable Key", the CapsLock key would effectively be permanently turned off.

Add New
If you click the right arrow button (">") in CapsWiz, it will advance to the next window setting. After passing the last actual window setting, the central button label will change from "Delete" to "Add New". This is where you want to be to add a new window setting. If, at this point, you switch to another window and then switch back to the CapsWiz window -- you can switch back with Alt-Tab, or press Ctrl+Shift+W -- you will notice that the name fields in CapsWiz show whatever names the last window might have had.

This shortcut feature can be used to avoid having to type window names -- and to discover if the window has an "owner". Note: you may still have to edit the search text to make the setting useful -- as described in the Active Window section. Once you have made the appropriate selections/editing, simply click on the "Add New" button to permanently add the setting to the CapsWiz database.

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