For some reason, Caps Lock stopped working on my machine. Not only on the laptop keyboard, but on any connected keyboard as well. I'm using 18.04 on a Dell XPS 15 9560.

It worked perfectly until a few days ago and it stopped working after rebooting when I just had done a regular system update.

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    Try using the tweak tool to check and set the caps lock behavior. Specifically check: Keyboard & Mouse->Additional Layout Options->Caps lock behavior to see if the setting there is what you want. – Martin W Jul 28 '18 at 17:47
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    @MartinW Wow, thanks for pointing that out! I've been looking over there but missed the Additional Layout Options button. Now I set it to Caps Lock toggles normal capitalization of alphabetic characters, which I suppose it was before. Thanks again! – wout Jul 28 '18 at 18:13
  • @MartinW Your comment seems to have helped. Please post your solution as an answer. – Melebius Apr 16 '20 at 6:21

Had similar problems with a KDE VM that had been working for years, before a VMWare update, and after trying MANY possibilities within KDE, to no avail, turned off the VMWare's enhanced keyboard and everything returned to normal.

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