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X1 Carbon Caps Lock Key

Question: X1 Carbon Caps Lock Key

I have a seemingly simple question that I hope someone can help me with. On my new Thinkpad X1 Carbon, I know by using Lenovo?s Adaptive Keyboard software you can reassign the Home and End keys to be Caps Lock. However I want to know after I reassign them to be the Cap Lock key, where do I find my Home and End keys? Is there a special combination of keys for Home and End? My intuition tells me there has to be, otherwise it?ll be just stupid. But I can't seem to find out the answer. Thanks.

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Hi, there is an annoying feature in X1 Carbon, you must press twice the CAPS LOCK key to enable/disable. It is not compatible with all ThinkPad line. We need a feature to let customers choose traditional one key press for CAPS LOCK instead of 2 key clicks. I took 3 mintues more to type this message due to THIS ANNOYING FEATURE BY DEFAULT... and please guys do not say "disable it"... we are not microsoft basic users.

Answer:XI CARBON - ANNOYING Key Twice to CAPS LOCK

Hi emont,Thank you for your opinion. I have not found two split-second taps to be an inconvenience as opposed to one tap on one dedicated Caps Lock key.Perhaps the engineers will see your suggestion and consider it in future models.
 
Regards,
Bugbatter

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When double tapping left shift, caps lock is turned on. I want to disable this functionality. I have already tried remapping left shift to right shift, but that doesn't work. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.

Answer:X1 Carbon 2nd gen - disable caps lock

Bump, any ideas?

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The little LED on the shift key sometimes is on but Caps Lock is not on (all keys still in lower case). This is always the case when I log on freshly.  pressing Shift two times to enable Caps Lock (screen indicator comes on, ALL CAPS NOW) and pressing it two times again turns off Caps Lock as well as the LED indicator.  But sometimes it still behaves eradically. Any software update on this?













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Answer:X1 Carbon Caps Lock Indicator

I've noticed that too - so I turn it "off" but really I'm just turning it on, then have to turn it off for real.

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Dear all, Does anyone knows if it is possible to turn off the function "holding down shift to activate Caps Lock"?When holding down the left shift for more than 5 seconds the caps lock is activated. Can this be turned off? regards,Jayy

Answer:X1 Carbon 2 - turn off holding down shift to activate Caps Lock

Mine doesn't do that.  It only activates CAPS LOCK if I press it twice fast.   Holding it down does not do it.

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I have an x61t that when it locks for screen saver password and you have to CTRL ALT Delete the relog back on. the CAPS lock on the onscreen keyboard indicates on but it's not. 1. Log into the tablet.2. The screensaver would lock the tablet.3. Press Ctrl Alt Delete to get to the logon screen.4. The on screen keyboard would show the Caps Lock key as on but it wasn't. If they pressed the Caps Lock key it would then be on.5. The users don't press the Caps Lock key now, even though it is being displayed as on, and they can logon OK. I cannot recreate this problem on another X61tablet and this behaviour happens even when the notebook is in a docking station with an external keyboard.  anybody seen this error before?  

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Answer:caps lock will not turn off and keeps making caps lock hold ...

I am not able to provide any solutions or assistance at this time. Please allow for the forum community to assist with your matters. 

 

Thank you 

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Unable to release "Caps Lock" in Windows, Only With "Shift" key, HELP please.?

I recently had a power serge that frying 1 of my 6 internal 2TB sata hard-drives... After removing it and running some test to see if everything was ok other then that drive... I noticed my Caps Lock key was freezing on... I tried swapping it with another USB keyboard still the same problems then I tried swapping it with a PS/2 keyboard still the same issues... I can release the caps by pressing ether SHIFT key...

I'm Currently running,
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit (Valid)
8gb Ram,
12TB of Disk space,
(Post a comment if more info is needed, But I think this is more then enough info to help answer the question)

I would really like to not have to press SHIFT every time to release the Caps Lock key.

Thank you if anyone can help this issue.

p.s. I've tried reinstalling the drivers & uninstalling from Device manager....
 

Answer:Solved: Caps Lock not Releasing with Caps Lock key

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B & N key turns on caps lock. caps lock does not work when pressed.  touchscreen keyboard  works  properly.   

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Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys still work to correctly toggle the functionality, but the keyboard lights don't work. In case it matters, my keyboard's actual backlights and my mouse's internal light (not the laser, the internal LED) are working correctly, it's just the CL, NL, and SL indicators that don't function.

Anyone have any ideas for fixing this?

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function

Welcome to Windows TenForums, Vaindil.

It doesn’t seem to work on anyone’s system and there doesn’t seem to be a fix yet. You can read here into the beginning of the next page if you like.

https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post167249

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I'm using an HP Pavilion dv6000 Notebook series. I noticed that my Caps Lock LED is not working but its FUNCTION is working fine.. same goes with Scroll Lock. Here's the weird part.. when I press Num Lock ( function key + scroll lock ) the LED turns on! I already tried a system recovery, it didn't solve the issue. Is there something wrong with my BIOS? Any help from you guys will be highly appreciated.. thanks!

Answer:Caps lock & Scroll Lock LEDs not working but Num Lock is wor...

Sometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then try updating your BIOS.  If neither works...It's pretty much dead and not worth fixing.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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Hi,

how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?



I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages

Hi,

You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


OS

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For some time now, i have been experiencing that my Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking) all at the same time, I tried to google it but i can not find any solutions or explanations for it.

Does anyone know if it is bad? and what is causing this?

I am having a wired keyboard with nothing fancy just a standard issue Logitech keyboard.

Answer:Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking)

Can you toggle those functions off, one at a time? Sometimes restarting the computer will use the last state it was in, I'd fully shut down and pull the power cord from the computer and the keyboard cable then put them back and try again.

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I'm a sloppy typist. I don't know if I hit some key combo or what but I was typing a letter in word pad and suddenly my typing is in all caps. I have used a reg file to disable my caps lock key on this laptop because it gets in my way - a long time ago. I know it cannot be the caps lock key. I do not have a shift key sticking.

I saved the letter, then copied it to Polyedit another word processor, and it still types in all caps. Firefox does not seem to be effected. I even tried rebooting and nothing helped.

Clues?

Answer:Typing in all Caps but Caps lock is disabled - Help

Perhaps this solution?

Can't get rid of caps - Microsoft Answers

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I'm using Ideapad Y570 and I've found that My Caps lock,Num lock & Hard disk drive indicator didn't work, while other indicators work properly. Does anyone have some solution for this problem?
 
 P.S. My O.S. is Windows 7 64 bit
 
Thankyou
 
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Answer:My Caps lock,Num lock & Hard disk drive indicator aren't work

Anybody knows? Please Help

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I was on my Y560 Model 0646 checking my email and the computer shut off on me.  I went to turn it back on and it does not turn on.  The caps lock and number lock light up.  Blue tooth, Battery, and Video status all light up above keyboard in status area.  None of the fans are going, and it does not sound like anything is running.  I tried removing the power and battery and pressing power button a few times.  Also tried to remove power and battery and holding down power and nothing.  It's almost like it freezes.  I can push the mute button and it lights up, but then cannot turn it off.  Please help.  Laptop just went out of warranty last month.

Answer:Y560 will not turn on. Caps Lock and Number lock light up but not fans or boot

I'm guessing it is because of the motherboard. Since it is out of warranty can a Y560 motherboard be purchased anywhere? Any ideas? Please help.

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I went into Ease of access center, Make the keyboard easier to use, and turned on toggle keys to make sounds when I hit these keys - Caps lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock - but I get no sound when I hit any of these keys. What is the problem?

Answer:toggles keys selected to make sounds for Caps Lock, Num Lock

is the system volume up

Check Toggle Keys and hit apply

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I have a Ideapad Y560P that shut down suddenly and when we tried to turn it back on, the Caps Lock and Num Lock (on F8 key) lights go on but the computer does not start. I saw a similar thread from 2010 but there was no resolution. I assume that the two lights on at the same time at attempted start indicate some kind of "fault" condition in the computer. I have not been able to get the bios to start so that I could run diagnostics. I pulled the battery and held down power for 30 seconds, pressed start twice, put the battery back in but still won't start. I pulled memory out, trying to get a POST "beep" error but that didn't occur. I put memory back in one dimm at a time. I pulled the Hard Drive out and put it in an external enclosure and was able to extract the information to another laptop so I'm pretty sure I didn't have a hardware Hard Drive failure. Other than the one reference in this forum I haven't seen any information about this kind of, what I assume is a, hardware failure. I assume that Lenovo has some kind of guide that tells them what the lights mean. The computer was about six months out of warrenty when it failed. I called Lenovo to attempt to extend the warranty but they won't once it is out of warranty. Looking for some idea of what failed, whether it is worth getting one of Lenovo's listed companies that repair laptops to look at it and fix the problem.













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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Y560P Will Not Boot. Caps Lock and Num Lock lights on.

MiKershaw wrote:I have a Ideapad Y560P that shut down suddenly and when we tried to turn it back on, the Caps Lock and Num Lock (on F8 key) lights go on but the computer does not start. I saw a similar thread from 2010 but there was no resolution. I assume that the two lights on at the same time at attempted start indicate some kind of "fault" condition in the computer. I have not been able to get the bios to start so that I could run diagnostics. I pulled the battery and held down power for 30 seconds, pressed start twice, put the battery back in but still won't start. I pulled memory out, trying to get a POST "beep" error but that didn't occur. I put memory back in one dimm at a time. I pulled the Hard Drive out and put it in an external enclosure and was able to extract the information to another laptop so I'm pretty sure I didn't have a hardware Hard Drive failure. Other than the one reference in this forum I haven't seen any information about this kind of, what I assume is a, hardware failure. I assume that Lenovo has some kind of guide that tells them what the lights mean. The computer was about six months out of warrenty when it failed. I called Lenovo to attempt to extend the warranty but they won't once it is out of warranty. Looking for some idea of what failed, whether it is worth getting one of Lenovo's listed companies that repair laptops to look at it and fix the problem.HiIn my experirience, these two lights don't mean anything specifically.The only good and co... Read more

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Looking for a Free Num Lock and Caps Lock indicator software? Download 7Caps.
7Caps is a very small application that aims to notify you in real time whether the status of the Num Lock or Caps Lock keys changes
Download it from its home page. TrayStatus also lets you enable status indicator for Keyboard keys.

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My Toshiba satellite c650d seems to have power...the on button is green. The screen is black, the numbers and caps lock lights are on and wont go off. The disk drive makes the usual booting up noise but that is all she does. Ive unplugged and removed the battery and that did nothing. I cant even turn it off with the on/off button to remove that battery and then turn it on again. I removed and reinserted the memory (both) and I can't take the hard drive out, its held in by a screw. Is my "friend" dead?

Answer:toshiba satelite c650d caps lock light, number lock is on an

If, as it sounds, it is booting up but not ever displaying anything on the screen, check the cable between the motherboard and the screen. It might just be one of the connectors (at either end) has worked loose. With the computer well booted up, move the screen gently down to nearly closed. If you ever see anything on the screen then it could be the cable is faulty where it hinges.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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i recently encountered a small problem with the onscreen display when trying to turning some functions on and off. i've noticed that when i tried to turn caps on, it does not display the "Caps On" on the lower right bottom of the screen. i just want to know if anyone have encountered this problem or could solve it. as an obseravation, i noticed that the display disappeared ever since i install word 2003. thank you.





Thinkpad X61: 7675-CTO, T7500 NV, 1GB RAM, 120 HDD, 1GB Turbo Memory, VIsta Business

Answer:Onscreen display not working for Caps Lock or Number Lock

Hi ! Same for me, but LED is ok for me.  





Thinkpad X41: P M 778(1.6GHz), 1GB RAM, 60GB HD, Intel 900, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader,X4 UltraBase + CDRW/DVD, WinXP Pro

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My recent purchase of the above All-in-One PC (running on Windows 10) included the Lenovo SK-8861 keyboard which has no lights for the CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK keys. How do I get them to be displayed on the screen when pressed? When I went into Display Settings in Control Panel, I could not find the option to set them on or off.  so, based on the instructions on https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht002122, I installed the Hotkey driver from http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/downloads/ds031814.  When I now go into Advanced Settings under Display Settings and click on Screen Configurations, I can see the Enable on-screen display checkbox and the Appearance settiings but the expected Indicator Settings for NUM LOCK and CAPS LOCK aren't being displayed as expected. Can anybody advise what I need to do to enable these settings? Lenovo On-Screen-Display is listed under the Installed Programs in Control Panel. Many thanks.      

Answer:Displaying the CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK indicators on the Lenovo AIO 510 Ideacentre

I do not have an answer for how to enable them via the control plane, but I can point you to a free tool called Keyboard LEDs that I have used in the past that when installed will put an indicator in the system tray, and will sound a tone  and display on screen if so configured in its settings.. Cheers,   

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I have a Satellite C660 which was working fine this morning. When I returned from work and powered it on, the entire keyboard is not working and therefore cannot enter my login details.
The Num lock and Caps lock are lit.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard is not working but Num lock and Caps lock are lit

Hi

Are you able to disable the CapsLock and NumLock?
Can you access the BIOS pressing F2 while powering up the unit?

If this does not work, I would recommend checking an external USB keyboard.
If the USB keyboard would functions, then this means that the internal keyboard is faulty and needs to be replaced.

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Not a techie.  Can't get straight answer ANYWHERE.  New laptops tend to NOT have indicators on the keys.  Hoping Windows 10 has indicators that can be turned on and PROBABLY would show up in the tray at the bottom right of the screen. 
I have heard of sites where such things can be downloaded but again NOT a techie, so I hesitate to go outside of Windows/Microsoft for downloads.  I do not know what download sites are safe or spoofs.

Please plain English ... i.e. go to settings etc.  Or just give me a Microsoft approved site for download.
Dez/MJD

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My friends dv7-1135nr is not posting. The num lock and caps lock led light will flash once every 2 seconds at the same time. According to HP this issue is a " not functional" cpu. I am ordering another cpu for 16.00 off ebay because this is cheaper opposed to ordering another board. Anyone else have this issue? And if so did you fix it ?
 

Answer:dv7-1135nr black screen caps lock/num lock flashing

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I have G500 laptop running windows 8.1 64 bit.  I have noticed that there is no indicator light for when num lock is on.  The light on the front of the computer under the touchpad comes on when caps lock is active, but not for num lock.  Is there any indicator for num lock on this computer?

Answer:G500 indicator light works for caps lock, but not for num lock

Hi Kimikat730,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that there is no other indicator in G500 Laptop for Num-Lock key.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Well, I have no idea what caused this but the tablet buttons (even the on/off button) the lights for caps lock and scroll lock as well as the automatic screen orientation change when I flip it to be a tablet have stopped working.Also the screen does not turn off anymore when the lid is closed. Reinstalled pretty much all of the drivers, no effect.Any ideas? Is this thing already broken?

Answer:X41 tablet buttons + scroll lock and caps lock lights + screen orientation change stopped working!

well, SOMETHING is broken.. though it would seen unlikely it is hardware.. a question: did you load anything new just before this happened..?anything at all..scanner drivers or printer drivers or a new application..? OH!, welcome to the lenovo community..! 





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I have an HP Pavilion Laptop that is about 2 years old. I usually keep it in Hibernate mode but last night I shut it down totally and this morning woke up and the Caps lock and Num lock keys are blinking. Any clues as to what the problem is? All led lights on top are lit. Screen does not come up at all. I am going to try the hard reset to see if that is the problem. Any ideas would help.
 

Answer:Hp Pavilion Blinking Caps Lock and Num Lock keys

Hi, Welcome to TSG forums!
You might try booting it into safe mode....while computer is booting, continously tap the F8 key. This should open it in safe mode. If it does, use the arrow keys to move up to 'last known good configuration' click on enter, let the machine do its thing.
Let us know how it goes
Vicks
 

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I went to get my HP dv4 Pavilion laptop after work tonight to check email and i opened it up and moved around the mouse to wake it up...the lights on they keyboard all came on as if it were starting but the screen stayed black. I waited a few minutes because sometimes it's been known to take a few seconds to actually kick on...but nothing happened so I forced shutdown by holding the power button. Turned it back on and the screen came on(with a "your system didn't shut down properly error screen) but it still started, but now the Caps Lock and Scroll keys had blinking lights on the side and top, blinking together about every second. I tried tapping the buttons and nothing happened. What caused this and how can i get rid of the blinking. I've read from doing a google search that shutting down, taking the battery out and unplugging from the A/C adapter and holding the power button for 15 seconds takes care of the problem...but I would like to make sure that is safe before trying as this is a fairly new laptop(just got it at Christmas time). I'm running Windows 7 if that makes a difference. would also like to add that I just noticed that my little batter icon says it is plugged in but not charging....it's sitting at 80%....this is a brand new ac adapter that I just got last week...so I hope it's not that.Thank you for any help you can give me....and sorry if this isn't the right forum....it seemed to be the best fit.

Answer:Scroll/Num Lock and Caps Lock LED's blinking and battery not...

In order to help you further, could you please provide us with more information about your computer? Please post the specific model number or the (PN - Part Number) from the white tag on your computer. This will help us locate drivers and identify correct parts for your specific model. Make sure you've got the latest HP system BIOS installed.

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My hp touchsmart tx2 when I power on the display stays black but num lock and caps lock lights flash ?

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   Hi,I have an inspiron 9400 that has been having some issues lately.  As of right now, when I push the power button, the power light comes on but it does not boot or even post.  The Num lock stays on and the caps lock and scroll lock lights blink for about 40 seconds then the whole thing shuts off.  This can obviously be only a few things but, how to I figure out what those blinking lights mean.  I have search dell support but have found nothing.  Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks 

Answer:blinking Caps lock and Scroll lock/ no boot up

Try reseating your RAM securely in their slots.  I have read that blinking of any of the lock indicators is a sign of memory failure.

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Hello my friend.
i have a problem woth my EliteBook 8460p.
the caps lock and num lock blinks 4 times each time and then turns off totally.
what is the problem?..

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I have a Acer Aspire 7750G-9411 laptop. I recently had to reload my operating system. since then the "on-screen " icon for the cap's lock and number's lock does not show up. I made sure to download and install all of the drivers but have been able to restore this one frature. Thanks for any help you can give me. Cliff

Answer:on-screen icon for Caps lock / number's lock is mi...

If you are using Windows 8, then it is important to note that the on-screen indicators for Num Lock and Caps Lock are not available in Windows 8. To know more about this, you can refer to the link below:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30035/~/no-num-lock-and-caps-lock-indicator If you are using Windows 7, you can check if following the steps below helps:1. Click on "Start".2. Type keyboard in the "Search" field.3. Double-click "Keyboard options".4. Go to "Key settings" tab and then, go to "Key settings" list.5. Locate and double-click "Caps Lock" and select the option "Display Caps Lock status on screen". Click "Finish".6. Follow Step 5 for Nums Lock as well. Hope this will resolve your issue.

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On a Lenovo Ideapad 310 and have no idea how to remove the annoying caps lock and number lock indicator. I have tried to turn it off through the advanced settings on the display section however Windows 10 does not seem to allow that adapter screen and instead takes me to another screen that doesn't have the same settings.













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Answer:Caps Lock and Number Lock indicator removal for Wi...

This post offers a solution:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Flex-3-on-screen-Caps-Lock-Pop-up/m-p/3...

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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Hi, i've been reading through an endless amount of forum threads to figure out how to remove this caps lock indicator and have not been able to fix my problem. It seems every solution in the control panel does not fit, and no matter how much i look in Registry Editor I can't find the right folders. I don't have the Widcomm folders.  This is what I have tried. 1. unchecking any caps lock indication in the control panel.2. Looking through Registry Editor to delete/rename/alter files.3. Deleting and re-installing Lenovo Energy Manager. How is this problem fixed for me?  I am running windows 10, and a rather new Lenovo Y50 laptop

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ANyone have aclue how to get these working again  i did a clean install of windows and for the life of me can't get these to work I've installed all drivers from the drivers page with no luck

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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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How do I remove the Caps and Num Lock indictor for a Lenovo G50, that is running Windows 10?

Answer:Remove Caps lock/Num lock indicator? (Windows 10)

Hi Thisismyname01 ,
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
On a similar G50 , this was resolved by uninstalling Energy Management .
 
Another steps that was advised :
 
1. Opening Control Panel >Program and Features>Uninstall a Program and look for Caps OSD or Lenovo OSD 
 
2. On the display properties of the graphic card , you may also configure to "Show indicator for a few seconds" . 
 
3. Disable hotkeys from the BIOS ( but this may change all other usable hotkeys ) . Lets's reserve it a last option. 
 
Update us what works for you.
 
 
Regards,

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Caps lock and scroll lock blinking, will not boot up 

Answer:caps lock and scroll lock blinking, will not boot up

Hi, Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.  Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K 

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Good afternoon,

I just did a clean install of 7 to fix errors with my laptop, and it fixed one, but not the other main issues,
My caps lock, and number lock button on the keyboard don't have a light on it and the pop up that is supposed to pop up doesn't show up on screen.
I figured by doing a clean install it would all magically appear again... I was wrong, I have tweaked everything I could think of looking/trying to change setting from the keyboard in control panel, (including messing around with ease of use) and Gateways so called "support" area was of no help, as well as googling the issue has led me down a path of useless tips, I have also looked on this forum for help.

Any help in this area would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Answer:Caps Lock/Num Lock, on screen pop up gone Gateway NV77

Ok, I have a problem I have set up the sound, and it does not play a sound.

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Hello My notebook is not booting, the only sign I get is the Scrool Lock and Caps Lock lights blinking repeatedly three times. Important to mention that this laptop has a history of overheating and problems with its battery (battery was not charging anymore). Thank you very much.

Answer:Caps Lock and Scroll Lock blinking, will not boot up

Hello @FerrariLuis, Match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below. Try to reseat the Memory     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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After installing windows 10 I no longer get the Caps Lock & Num Lock hot key indication on the screen for my Think Pad E550. 










Solved!
Go to Solution.

Answer:Hot Keys for Caps lock/Num lock indicator dont wor...

Hi DBooker,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Try uninstalling and reinstalling the hotkeys from the device manager.
 
Please let me know whether the above step helped you.            
Thank you, have a good day.
 
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Regards,
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Hello! Recently, I turned on the on screen indicators for caps and num lock by accident when trying to get the pop-up window to stop opening every time I hit one of the buttons. Now I don't know how to disable it, and it's a pain while playing games. Solutions tried:Going to preference, there is no "On-Screen Display Tab"Going to run the regedit. Any help would be appreciated!












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Answer:Y50 Remove Caps lock/Num lock indicator?

hi Vilvern,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
AFAIK,
  If the system does not have CAPS OSD under Control Panel / Uninstall a Program to uninstall
You will need to Uninstall the Lenovo Energy managemenr Under the Programs / Uninstall a program.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver




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why is my caps lock and scroll lock flashing? is there's a problem whit my laptop? my laptop is compaq with window vista..how to resolve the problem?

Answer:caps lock and scroll lock blinking

Might be a ram issue try either removing one at a time if you have two.If not then try reseating the one installed and also do a memory diagnostic test.

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Dear team,                                           I have HP Probook 4440s Laptop.My laptop working fine, But Caps lock light is not glowing. I cant understand the if caps lock its on or off.Kindly please provide the solution for this problem\                                                                               Thanking you ,                                                                                                                                               With regards,                                                                                              &n... Read more

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Even when I am typing this message it becomes difficult if my G 570 has the num lock on or off, same thing happens with caps lock. Have to guess all the time and correct the typos.. NONE OF THE  LIGHTS - CAPS LOCK OR NUM LOCK IS WORKING. DURING BOOT UP AND JUST AFTER BOOT UP, THE LIGHTS SEEM TO WORK PERFECTLY, BUT AFTER STARTUP THE LIGHTS BECOME COMPLETELY DEAD! difficult working with guessing business and toggling these always basing on trial and error..  PLEASE HELP!

Answer:CAPS LOCK AND NUM LOCK LIGHT NOT WORKING ON G 570

hi SD_musician,
 
Can you try to:
 
1. Check this registry fix to disable or enable the Num Lock key at startup
2. Referring to this article, try to press Fn+F8 to enable numlock at the Windows login screen then press the power button to shutdown / restart the PC.
3. Check for an updated BIOS from the lenovo website to fix both capslock and numlock issue (press Windows Key+Rt > type msinfo32 then press Enter to know your BIOS version).
 
Note:
Backup your important files and follow this readme instructions before updating the BIOS.
 
 
Let me know your findings.
 
Cheers.

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I need help. I will explain when I believe the problem began. I Had windows xp running with 3 harddrives and a Cdrom drive. My CdRom drive began to give me problems, so I was going to swap it with one from one of my other computers. At the same time I wanted to change the way I had all my drives connected. I had originally had the 80 gig drive as a Primary Master, with a smaller drive acting as the Slave. I also had the Cdrom as Master Secondary drive and a smaller drive attached as the Slave. Now everthing was running fine, exept that my cdrom drive would read the discs only if it would start up with the disk in the drive. If I tried to change it, windows would ask me to place a disk in the F: drive, when there already was one. I thought to replace the CdRom drive with another working device. while at the same time I decided to change up my Connections. I took the "new" cd rom drive and made it Slave Primary to the Master 80 Gig drive. then I took the two smaller drives and put them together as sencondary devices. when I tried to turn on the computer all that happens is, as soon as I touch the power my 3 lights on my keyboard come on. Num Lock Caps Lock and Scroll Lock. I know the drive is turning on because I can feel & here it wirr. I tried taking everything off except for the 80 gig drive and I still got the same problem. Later on I noticed that there are a bunch of smaller connections that come from the front of my computer power, sleep, and reset buttons. ... Read more

Answer:NumLock Caps Lock & Scroll Lock all lit up!!??

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Good Day  Please can you help me. I have an ideapd z580 and recently noticed that I'm unable to determine whether my num lock or caps lock is on. There used to be an icon indicator but not anymore and I don't know why. I also tried to go on to advanced settings (under screen resolution) and I noticed that I don't have the "on-screen display tab". What can i do? 

Answer:caps lock and num lock indicator isn't working....

Hi jarryd,
 
Welcome to the community,
 
This should be fixed easily by installing the latest version of the power management driver.
 
I am not sure what machine you have so you can find it at our support site:
 
support.lenovo.com

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The caps lock and num lock notifaction wont turn off i have tried many things and it wont work Solutions tried:Going to preference, there is no "On-Screen Display Tab"Going to run the regedit.If the system does not have CAPS OSD under Control Panel / Uninstall a Program to uninstallYou will need to Uninstall the Lenovo Energy managemenr Under the Programs / Uninstall a program.

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On my task bar I used to have visual aids to see when cap locks etc was on or off, now they have dissapeared?It is a pain when entering passwords with caps and lower case.Can anyone tell me how to turn them back on please?

Answer:CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, or SCROLL LOCK

Doesent caps lock light come on when you press Caps Lock?

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My notebook caps lock and num lock blinking 3 times, restart and blinking continuously

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When I hit the power on button on my computer, it takes anywhere from five minutes to eight hours to start up. While starting up, and while running, the CAPS lock and NUM lock lights flash once about every 2.75 seconds.

I looked up the HP error codes, one flash is supposed to signify a CPU problem...but I can run Half-life 2, WoW, Runes of Magic, and 8 track Guitar Pro 5 files just fine. So I figure my CPU's (AMD Turion x2 dual core @ 2.0 Ghz) got nothing wrong with it.

I've spoken to HP support, they told me to reimage my computer to factory settings...I've done that, twice....flashed the BIOS...and tried running startup repair....any hints?

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Hello, i had problem. My Num lock and caps lock indicator didnt appear at desktop windows 7 ultimate. I already uninstall Energy Management and re install back, but didnt work. But for any hotkey like volume, brightness, FN + F 1 until F 12 WORK good. And for information, i dont have TAB on screen display (control panel - display - change display settings - advanced setting - ) Please help me with this problem. I already stuck with problem. thank u

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Hi all, I recently discovered that the Caps Lock and Num Lock OSD has stopped appearing when I activate/disactivate these functions. The functions still work, just that the notifications do not pop up. All the rest of the OSD notifications still DO work, like volume, ThinkLight, brightness, etc.I've checked the on-screen display settings in Control Panel and found that it set to 'enable' with fadeout at 3 seconds. I've turned it off and on to 'reset' it but to no avail. Help, please. Thanks in advance.

Answer:OSD for the Caps Lock and Num Lock is not appearing.

Which model do you have?Try installing latest Hot Keys driver.





___________________________________________________________Lenovo Thinkpad T420s

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Caps lock and Num lock reversed

On my new Gateway ML6720, the caps lock and num lock are OFF, but my caps lock and num lock lights are on. And vice versa. I don't remember it being that way this morning when I first turned it on.

Why are the lights reversed from what I expected?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Caps lock and Num lock issue

Since it is New, I would call Gateway. They will have knowledge if this is a problem with the ML6720 model.
 

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hi my lenovo t60 1953d9u capslock and numlock wont show up on theOSD.it shows up on my dad's t61 7665d61and my uncles thinkpad edge AMD on the edge it shows a graphical capslock and on the t61 it says capslockn/capslock ff





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Answer:Lenovo T60 Caps Lock and Num Lock

AFAIK it shouldn't show up if you have a model with physical indicators.

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I recently installed 2x8GB of RAM into my Elitebook 8530p that previously had 2X1GB. When I power my Elitebook on the screen stays off but my keyboard lights cone on and Num lock and Caps lock flash simultaneously in 5 sets of 3.
 

Answer:Caps Lock and Num Lock Flashing.

I recently installed 2x8GB of RAM into my Elitebook 8530p that previously had 2X1GB.Click to expand...

The HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC supports a maximum of 8 GB of DDR2-800 RAM.
It has 2 SODIMM slots, so that means you can't install more than 4 GB in each slot.
4 GB X 2 = 8 GB

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Hi,

I've just a simple questions (maybe): I recognized, that pressing the NUM LOCK key causes the LED of that key to flash on, ok thats`s normal, but also the CAPS Lock key LED turns on weak.

Now, when I'm pressing the CAPS Lock the LED gets brighter.
Switching off NUM Lock turns off the LED, thats ok, the CAPS LOCK is still burning bright (because it was pressed as well).
Pressing CAPS LOCK again turns the LED off.

Funny thing is: Pressing the CAPS Lock forces the LED of it and the LED of the NUM LOCK to turn on.....

Any ideas or hints?

Greets Juml

Answer:NUM LOCK button enables the LED on CAPS Lock button - Satellite X200

Hallo Juml

I have read your posting 6 times now but I still don?t understand your problem. I have Satellite P200 in front of me and try to check this but everything works well.

Please try to explain it again but please step by step. I want to understand what you want to say.

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Question: caps lock bug

Hey, i need help:

Sometimes, for no particular reason, my keyboard starts to type letters in uppercase. When i activate the caps lock, it starts to type in lowercase. After reboot everthing is fine.

I thought it was a keyboard issue, and even replaces my keyboard with another one, but the problem appeard again after some time...

Nothing terrible, in fact, but quite annoying sometimes...

Any ideas? thanks.

PS
I'm running WinXP Pro SP3

Answer:caps lock bug

What's the make and model number of your computer?

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Question: CAPS LOCK

THE CAPS LOCK IS CONTINUOUSLY ON. HOW DO I GET IT TO TURN OFF?

Answer:CAPS LOCK

Hi, Try to follow the steps in:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c01732674 Hope this helps !!





I am an HP employee

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Question: Caps Lock

I have an infuriating keyboard that lacks the light ndicators for the above and Num Lock.
I have tried a few bits of freeware, to do show it on the taskbar, but to no avail - they didn't work.
Any other suggestions/software?
Does Windows (Vista) have this function?
 

Answer:Caps Lock

One suggestion: Microsoft keyboard...

You might also check if there are custom notifications in your taskbar settings - even see if the keyboard came with an installation disk that might have some notification utility (many people never bother looking at their keyboard software)...
 

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Question: Caps Lock Key

Crazy problem just started,  HP Pro Book 4530s
This problem only happens when I try to log in to a secure web site, as soon as I try to put my password in and I hit the caps lock the computer locks up and I have to close IE and start over, it only locks up IE and nothing else is affected. The really strange part is if I don't hit caps lock and the password is all lower case then it works fine. Restart in safe mode and it does not happen. I have not noticed any other problem relating to the CAPS lock key in any other programs. Please help as this is way beyond my abilities, thanks in advance

Answer:Caps Lock Key

Have you tried using Windows' "System Restore" to roll Windows back to a previous state when your computer was functioning correctly? It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.
Microsoft.com > Windows 7
Video: Fixing a problem using System Restore
 

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Question: Caps Lock

I have an infuriating keyboard that lacks the light ndicators for the above and Num Lock.
I have tried a few bits of freeware, to do show it on the taskbar, but to no avail - they didn't work.
Any other suggestions/software?
Does Windows (Vista) have this function?

Answer:Caps Lock

Accessibility Tutorials for Windows XP: Togglekeys: Hear Tones When Pressing Certain Keys

Turn on Toggle Keys. This will allow you to hear a tone when you press Caps, Num or Scroll lock. Control Panel>Ease of Access Center>Make the keyboard easier to use. That is about the only thing that is available.

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Question: Caps Lock is On

Laptop Dell XPS 15 9530
OS: Windows 10 Pro
On my laptop, once I login, I see a message saying "Caps Lock is on" all the time. It does not go away until I restart laptop. I have a password with Upper case for which I use Caps Lock. I have to be careful to remove caps lock before I press enter key i.e. after entering password. If I leave Caps Lock on, it shows that message and no matter what I do, it is always there. See attached.
How do I resolve this issue. It is very irritating to have to restart everytime.
Thanks

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Question: When i caps lock

When I use the Caps Lock button on my keyboard, a little popup comes on with, "CAPS LOCK: ON" or "CAPS LOCK: OFF" can someone tell me how to shut this off? Thanks.

Answer:When i caps lock

Computer or motherboard make/model? Is that the keyboard that came with it?See below.

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Question: caps lock key

My caps lock key turns on at random points for no reason. If the screensaver is on the caps lock turns on and the screen comes back. I have to press the shift key to turn off caps lock. This is really annoying because sometimes I'm gone for a while and my screen is on. Any help would be great. I've got windows 7 and a hp pavilion g6
 

Answer:caps lock key

Could just be the keyboard, is there anything that was spilt near that key or anything stuck near or under that key? Does it press any differently than any other key?

I assume it's a laptop? What's the full and exact model number? Check the bottom of it, it should be something like G6-1234us or something similar.
 

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Does anyone else have this problem when your typing of pressing the caps lock key when using the A key?Its REALLY annoying especially in messenger as you will start to write like this then bNG THIS HAPPENS!!It irritating me is there a solution to this problem?

Answer:Caps lock key and the A key.

Yes me and not only with Caps lock. I am big fingers and thumbs person

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Question: Caps lock

Please help me. I am trying to write a report for school and caps lock is on.
 

Answer:Caps lock

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But use the shift key instead when I need a CAP .... but I have an annoying problem cause the shift key only works with 2 characters .... if I need a third cap I have to release the shift key and press again to get the third cap. I have been to "control panel" and "keyboard" but no help there. All I want is when the shift key is depressed is for me to type CApS .... see what I mean! Thanks for any help !!!!!!
 

Answer:I never use CAPS lock but ...

no clue at all other than keyboard is dying ?

they're cheap to replace.....
 

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Question: Caps LOCK - ON -

The caps lock is always ON.   Tried http://windowsreport.com/caps-lock-num-lock-stuck-windows-10/ Gave a temporary relief.  However - the caps lock comes back after some time of operation. How to rectify this permanently. ThanksVidyashankar

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Question: Caps Lock II

Hello:
I just finished reading the posts about the issue of caps lock indicator not appearing. It appears to me that the issue was not resolved, and was curious about other fixes for this issue. I have a Vista machine that has this same issue, and I am not able to resolve it. I tried the suggestions from the post, but still no resolution. Any other suggestions would be helpful.
Chas

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Question: caps lock

hi when i type all text keeps comming up in capital letters..i have checked that the caps lock is off, but it still does this..why is this.

Answer:caps lock

sticky key?johnny.

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Question: Caps Lock

How do I get the computer to 'beep' when I turn CAPS LOCK on or off? It was great in XP but I HATE VISTA.

Answer:Caps Lock

Quote:





Originally Posted by mariette7


How do I get the computer to 'beep' when I turn CAPS LOCK on or off? It was great in XP but I HATE VISTA.





Try this:
Go to Control Panel
Then select Ease of Access
Select Ease of Access Center
Explore all settings: Make the keyboard easier to use
Check the "Turn on ToggleKeys" box

Or you can try this: http://www.onlinecomputertips.com/wi...caps_lock.html

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Question: caps lock

i use a wireless keyboard, hence no light to show caps lock on, for example when i put in passwords, you cannot see that you have type in capitals or lower case, so you only know when the message tells you your caps lock is on, this is frustrating, does any one know if it is possible to have a setting so you know the caps lock is on, for example a setting that will show up on your screen to say caps lock is on.

Answer:caps lock

You may like this:http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/numcapsscroll-indicator/numcapsscroll.htmlThis one can play a sound when you hit Caps Lock:http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/FirstCap/firstcap.html

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Question: CAPS LOCK

There is no CAPS LOCK LIGHT to indicate whether the caps lock is 'active' or 'off'!! Why is this and is it 'hidden ' somewhere that I have yet to find?Thank you for your prompt repliesChristine 1

Answer:CAPS LOCK

What device is this for?





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I get this caps lock notification (http://i55.tinypic.com/15xez9.png) which when pressed whilst playing games, minimizes to the desktop and then back to the game... Is there a way I can just disable this notification? I have a wired Microsoft keyboard and a HP Pavilion PC.

I tried to follow other solutions but they were for xp and windows 7 (I still tried them but some options aren't thre on Windows 8)... Also not sure if this is the right forum so please move this to the right place!

Thanks.

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I have an Edge E545. It has been almost perfect...no problems...EXCEPT THE CAP LOCK KEY WILL NOT REMAIN OFF. I do a lot of manuscript work and constantly have to hit the cap lock key to turn it off. Help!

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Question: Caps Lock Question

Hello-- I run Vista Home and up untill a little whle ago I had a Caps On/Off Indicator in the system tray. A while ago it just disappeared. Can anyone tell me how to get that icon back in the system tray?? Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Answer:Caps Lock Question

Right click on taskbar
Click properties
Click notification area tab
Under icons uncheck Hide inactive icons or
Click customise and scroll down to Caps Lock and click show !

Hope this helps !

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Hey there, I got my Dell L502X laptop around 6 months ago and over the past few months I've been getting this very weird problem. When I press caps lock whilst typing, sometimes it acts as the tab key and exits whatever I'm typing into. This happens quite often and it came about quite suddenly, but the strangest thing is that this happens depending on where I am typing. For example, I don't have any problems typing in this post and pressing caps lock, but if I were to try and rename a folder on my computer then this problem would always arise. Can anyone please help?

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Question: Caps Lock display

The Caps Lock Display is not working on my Think Pad E 531. Any ideas to fix this problem would be appreciated.

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Question: twist caps lock

There are no activity or caps lock lights on the Twist.  On some other models, I think something shows up on the monitor.  Is there any way to get an inicator to show up on the monitor for caps lock?

Answer:twist caps lock

Hey there skiclou,
 
Unfortunately, I was unable to find a way to display a visual notification that the caps lock key had been pressed with our twist. However, I was able to have the machine play a tone/sound any time the caps lock key is pressed. I have listed the instructions below if you would like to try them:
 
 

Go to Desktop Mode,
Pull out the Charm Bar,
Click on Control Panel.
Click on Ease of Access Center.
Click on Make the Keyboard easier to use.
Check Turn on Toggle Keys
Click Apply, and OK

In 7 this used to also be able to make a visual display; but I have not been able to find such so far. I hope this helps. There are a variety of 3rd party utilities that are out that may provide this solution to you, but highly recommend doing your research before selecting one.
 





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Question: Samsung Caps Lock

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5843 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 928006 MB, Free - 856373 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., NP3530EC-A0LDX
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

I have a Samsung 3530 laptop running on windows 8 which does not have a Caps Lock Indicator, this is a problem particularly with passwords which are case sensitive, I understand that something can be done to give a popup showing the status, is that correct and if so does anyone know what I need to do?
 

Answer:Samsung Caps Lock

See if the suggestions here help: http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/turn-visual-warning-caps-lock-key/
 

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My boss started having problems with his keyboard. The caps lock is stuck on all caps, but the light is not on showing it is in caps lock mode. When I pressed the caps lock key, the light came on, but the caps stayed. Is it time for a new keyboard? Oh yeah, we work in a warehouse with cement dust flying around, and he NEVER cleans his computer.
 

Answer:caps lock sticking?

Yes, it's time for a new keyboard. I would also recommend protective keyboard plastic covers to keep the dust out.
 

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I run windows XP. At our buisness we have our systems set to require a password when coming back from the screensaver. The password we use is in caps. The problem is that every time we start to enter the password a warning pops up saying that the password may not work due to caps lock being on. Is there an easy way to get rid of this warning or maybe by editing the registry? I would rather not change my password to lower case.
 

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Ok, Hope i got this in the correct thread section, Anyways getting to the point, I have a Dell Inspiron N7010 , And i would like NOT have to wait for the caps lock change. when i type and want to go to larger or Lower case letter i click caps lock and it showes on the lower right hand corner ,showing a lock that it is locked or unlocked right away. BUT it takes like 5 seconds for it to engage to type again. Is there anyway to shut that process off or speed up the on and off engagement. So when i type i'm not waiting for caps too change. O when i hook up a external key board i don't have that problem. Thanks Tech Guys
 

Answer:Solved: The caps lock

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i need to know how to dis-able the caps lock alert at the bottom right hand of my screen when i am gaming i will accidentally press it and my game minimizes in the heat of battle, 9 times out of 10 i am dead by the time i gget the game back up?? any suggestions for me, also i have tried the keyboard settings in the control panel nothing there .
thanks you for reading this and any suggestions

oh and its vvista 64 ultimate i dont know if that makes a difference

Answer:Need help with caps lock alert

Hi,

What keyboard are you using (ie Dell, Logitec etc.)? Who made your PC (ie Dell, Acer, HP etc.)?

With this information, we may be able to help. If it is possible, uninstall any software that came with your keyboard (software, not drivers).

Otherwise, we could completely disable the Caps Lock key (for ALL applications)

Richard

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is there a way to disable rthe CAPS LOCK key? I never use is, and it is just a nuisence when I accidently hit the key. Why was it placed so close to the Shift key?

Answer:Cancelling CAPS LOCK

"Why was it placed so close to the Shift key?"

Because it's position there is mandatory, to comply with the 'qwerty" layout that typists have been used to for generations. I don't think they would be very pleased to find that a particular key isn't where they expect it to be when the boss wants a report typing up before she can go home.

I don't think you can disable it (not without some third-party utility anyway), but you can have Windows make a two-tone beep sound everytime it's pressed on an off.

Right-click Desktop >> Personalize.
Click "Ease of Access Centre" in left pane.
Click "Make the keyboard easier to use"
Tick the check-box for "Turn on toggle keys"
Click 'OK'.

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