Updated: 06/22/2018 by Computer Hope

A case may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to computers, a case is a term used to describe a computer chassis that holds all of the parts that make a computer. See our computer chassis page for further information and related links on this term.

Uppercase text example2. When referring to writing, case a term used to describe the capitalization state of text characters. For example, when letters are uppercase, they're all capitals, and when they're lowercase, they have no capital letters.

How to change the case

To change the case of a letter, hold down the Shift key and press the letter you want to be capitalized or turn on the caps lock by pressing the Caps Lock key to have all letters capitalized.

Related pages

Case-sensitive, Typography terms