Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope

A case may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to computers, a case describes a computer chassis that holds all the parts that make a computer. See our computer chassis page for further information and related links.

2. With computer hardware, a case is an enclosure containing the hardware components.

Uppercase wording example

3. When referring to writing, the case describes the capitalization state of text characters. For example, when letters are uppercase, they're all capital, and lowercase has no capital letters.

How to change the case

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

Case-sensitive, Typography terms