Keyboard preferences Caps Lock

When you are apply­ing rat­ings, flags or col­or labels to your batch of images, you can actu­al­ly tap on the Caps Lock key to enable auto advance in Light­room.

When enabled, Auto Advance fea­ture in Light­room will auto­mat­i­cal­ly advance to the next pho­to in line.

  • 0 – 5 for star rat­ings
  • 6 – 9 for col­or labels (Red, Yel­low, Green and Blue)
  • P for Pick Flag
  • X for Reject­ed Flag
  • U for Unflagged

In Pho­to­shop


In Pho­to­shop, the Caps Lock key change your Brush tool(B) from your select­ed brush tip to a pre­cise cur­sor. This is use­ful when you want to see the pre­cise cen­ter of your brush tip.

The screen­shot above was tak­en from my Mac when I had pre­vi­ous­ly dis­abled Caps Lock. I was won­der­ing why is my Caps Lock on my key­board not func­tion­ing. It turns out that I have dis­abled it from my Sys­tem Pref­er­ences once upon a time.