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Windows 7: Cap Lock Indicator?

13 Aug 2016   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
Cap Lock Indicator?

Hi All. I'm trying out a new keyboard since my old one is very old and even most of the letter printing on the keys have been long gone.

It's a Logitech 'Comfort Wave' MK570. Overall I'm liking it but still getting use to it. The one big annoyance, however, is here are No indicator lights! I have no idea when Caps Lock is on, or even if the Num Pad is on.

It's a real pain not knowing if the problem I have logging onto sites, like his one, is due to the Caps lock being on or not.

For such a relatively nice keyboard, I'm surprised that Logitech cheaped out on something like this. And their Web site say there is no owner's manual available!?

Are there any recommended utilities that show if the Caps lock is on/off on screen?
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13 Aug 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe there is a sound option if caps lock is activated.

I personally disable caps lock I don't need it at all.
I only use numbers lock for the numbers pad
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13 Aug 2016   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A google search reveals that there are a few programs that can display alerts that show Caps Lock status. I have not tried any or needed them. If I need to know if Caps Lock has been left on I just open a new text document and start typing.

https://encrypted.google.com/search?....0.4hbzAW3rGyo

Applications filed under: Caps Lock
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15 Aug 2016   #4
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I believe there is a sound option if caps lock is activated.

I personally disable caps lock I don't need it at all.
I only use numbers lock for the numbers pad
Hi ThrashZone. For me, it would be real handy.
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15 Aug 2016   #5
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
A google search reveals that there are a few programs that can display alerts that show Caps Lock status. I have not tried any or needed them. If I need to know if Caps Lock has been left on I just open a new text document and start typing.

https://encrypted.google.com/search?....0.4hbzAW3rGyo

Applications filed under: Caps Lock
Hi Callender. I'm very gun-shy of 'free' downloads as I've been bit with them years ago. That's one reason I got Revo Uninstaller Pro. Heck, the last 'free' download I tried took me a week to clean up the mess it made of my system.

Have you used Softpedia?
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15 Aug 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Go to Easy of access center from the control panel All items
On the bottom go to Make it easier to focus on tasks
Turn on toggle keys box check it.
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15 Aug 2016   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
A google search reveals that there are a few programs that can display alerts that show Caps Lock status. I have not tried any or needed them. If I need to know if Caps Lock has been left on I just open a new text document and start typing.

https://encrypted.google.com/search?....0.4hbzAW3rGyo

Applications filed under: Caps Lock
Hi Callender. I'm very gun-shy of 'free' downloads as I've been bit with them years ago. That's one reason I got Revo Uninstaller Pro. Heck, the last 'free' download I tried took me a week to clean up the mess it made of my system...
If you made an image of your system with a program such as Macrium Reflect Free, you could easily recover from a bad download or program installation in just a few minutes. I make an image before I install anything, even program and system updates.
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15 Aug 2016   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Another idea:

A keyboard that DOES have a caps lock indicator.

I use the MS Ergo 4000 (wired) for my Win7 and Win10 desktops.
USB PnP
Caps lock, num Lock, F lock, Scr lock indicators.
Comfy to use, especially for many hours on the computer.
Lots of advanced features (most of which I do not use).

Just a silly thought and not quite the answer to the OP's question.

MM
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15 Aug 2016   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
A google search reveals that there are a few programs that can display alerts that show Caps Lock status. I have not tried any or needed them. If I need to know if Caps Lock has been left on I just open a new text document and start typing.

https://encrypted.google.com/search?....0.4hbzAW3rGyo

Applications filed under: Caps Lock
Hi Callender. I'm very gun-shy of 'free' downloads as I've been bit with them years ago. That's one reason I got Revo Uninstaller Pro. Heck, the last 'free' download I tried took me a week to clean up the mess it made of my system.

Have you used Softpedia?
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Yes I use Softpedia often. I know what you mean about "free downloads" (software) when the installer comes bundled with unwanted extras. I always scan the downloaded installer before actually running it. If you spot an application that interests you I'm happy to test it.
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15 Aug 2016   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I tried Portable TrayStatus:

Portable TrayStatus Download

It runs without install and it's a single executable. It only runs on demand but can be configured to start with windows.

It shows an icon in the system tray showing Caps Lock status (if configured via options)
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File safety checks. (It's clean)
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