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Windows 7: on screen caps lock on

04 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 professional 64bit
on screen caps lock on

I see lots of threads telling me how to disable the on screen CAPS LOCK ON message, but how and where do I ENABLE it? My Latitude has an led in the keyboard key, but there's always this hand of mine in the way.

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07 Apr 2013   #2
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Welcome to Seven Forums markrheuer. A couple of possibilities, starting with easiest.

Start> In search box type keyboard> Under Control Panel, click on Keyboard> IF your Keyboard properties has a Key settings tab> Key Settings List> Double click on Caps Lock> Display Caps Lock status on screen> Click the check mark box> Finish

If no key settings tab, you can make your screen flash when you have Caps lock on

Start> In search box type ease of access> Enter> Make the keyboard easier to use> Check the box next to Turn on toggle keys> Apply> OK> Back to Ease of access main page> Use text or visual alternatives for sounds> Turn on visual notifications for sounds (Sound Sentry)> Choose visual warning> Apply> OK

I see where some Dell users have had success changing a registry key. Suggest always backing up your registry 1st

Registry - Backup and Restore

Start> In search box type regedit> Enter> Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Dell Computer Corporation\QuickSet\QuickSetControl and set it's value to 1

Some freeware programs to do the same job

Free Keyboard LEDs software shows state of Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll locks.


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06 Apr 2016   #3

win7 Home Premium x64
I am in love absolutly

round & round thru bunches of online progs with no or slight success & continued caps on-of problem many people have.

Now my whole screen flashes so I know right then & there I hit the dam... capslock key AGAIN DAM.. IT %*#@?!!!!.
Sorry for "cussing" in public!


thank you soo soo much,really mean that. Jim
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06 Apr 2016   #4
A Guy

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Well, glad an old post was so helpful You are very welcome

A Guy
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