How to Use Capslock key for text navigation

How to Use Capslock key for text navigation ?

Well here is a way to make use of the CAPSLOCK key on the keyboard to help navigate while editing text.

Caps Lock key can be used to toggle keys on the front row for navigation instead of having to constantly reach for the arrow keys—so you hold down Caps Lock and use J, K, L, I to move the cursor Left, Down, Right, and Up.

You can create shortcuts that simulate Home, End, and even copy/paste—might be a little complicated to learn at first, but once you get used to it, you might just be sold on the idea.

The Hand Friendly Navigation script is a free download for Windows, requires AutoHotkey.

You can create shortcuts of your own wish (need not be only capslock key) which eases your work.

The list of functions includes:

Normal usage with capslock as a modifier:
j: left
k: down
l: right
i: up
h: simulates CTRL+left (jumps to the next word)
รถ: simulates CTRL+right (commented out, you will need to adjust for your keyboard layout)
,: simulates CTRL+Down
8: simulates CTRL+Up
u: simulates "Home" (jumps to the beginning of the current line) (i forgot to mention this in my comment)
o: simulates "End"
Backspace: simulates "Delete"
b: cut
c: copy
v: paste

If you keep pressing Alt in addition to Capslock it works as if you are pressing "Shift" --> you highlight the text. Shift + Capslock activates the actual Capslock functionality (normal capslock-hitting deactivates it again).

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