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Windows 7: Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off



Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off

How to Turn Toggle Keys Tone On or Off in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
28 Jan 2009
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How to Turn Toggle Keys Tone On or Off in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the tone you hear when the CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, or SCROLL LOCK toggle keys are pressed in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Tip   Tip
You may also have a setting for this in your keyboard properties when you open the Control Panel (icons view) and click/tap on the Keyboard icon. This will vary depending on what the drivers for that brand of keyboard has included with it though.





OPTION ONE
Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view) in Windows 7 and Windows 8, and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2. Click on either the Make the Keyboard Easier To Use or Make it easier to focus on tasks link, and do to step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)
Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off-ease_of_access_center.jpg
3. To Turn On Toggle Keys Tone
A) Check the Turn on Toggle Keys box, and go to step 5 or 7 below. (see screenshots below step 7)
4. To Turn Off Toggle Keys Tone
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Uncheck the Turn on Toggle Keys box, and go to step 5 or 7 below. (see screenshots below step 7)
5. To Enable NUM LOCK Key to Turn On Toggle Keys Tone

Note   Note
This will allow you to toggle the Toggle Keys Tone on or off by holding down the NUM LOCK key for 5 seconds.
  • When Toggle Keys is turned off, you will hear a sick sounding tone.
  • When Toggle Keys is turned on, you will here a beep tone and may need to click on Yes to confirm.
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A) Check the Turn on Toggle Keys by holding down the NUM LOCK key for 5 seconds box, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshots below step 7)
6. To Disable NUM LOCK Key to Turn On Toggle Keys Tone
A) Uncheck the Turn on Toggle Keys by holding down the NUM LOCK key for 5 seconds box, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshots below step 7)
7. Click/tap on OK, and close the Ease of Access Center window. (see screenshots below)
Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off-make_keyboard_easier_to_use.jpg

Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off-make_easier_focus_tasks.jpg




OPTION ONE
Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in PC settings

NOTE: This option is only available in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on Ease of Access on the left side. (see screenshot below)
Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off-8.1_toggle_key_tone-1.jpg
2. Click/tap on Keyboard on the left side of Ease of Access, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)
Toggle Keys Tone - Turn On or Off-8.1_toggle_key_tone-2.jpg
3. To Turn On Toggle Keys Tone
A) Under Toggle Keys on the right side of Keyboard, move the slider to the right to turn it on, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below step 2)
4. To Turn Off Toggle Keys Tone
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Under Toggle Keys on the right side of Keyboard, move the slider to the left to turn it off, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below step 2)
5. When finished, you could close PC settings if you like.
That's it,
Shawn



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30 Jan 2009   #1
smarteyeball

 
 

That's a ridiculously loud tone they play for the toggle key

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30 Jan 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, yeah it would be nice if we could change it in Sounds to what we wanted instead.
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30 Jan 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

yep. Or at the very least, adjust the volume. I nearly blew my ear drum out the first time it beeped
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30 Jan 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, I just about jumped out of my seat.
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30 Jan 2009   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

lol, I know I did
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17 Jul 2013   #6
GerryR

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you Shawn! Once again you have bailed me out of trouble. My keyboard has a very large Caps Lock key and, as a result, is less than 3/16 of an inch from the "a" key.
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17 Jul 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Gerry. Yeah, that Caps Lock key is way to easy to hit by mistake, and that beep sure does help let you know.
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19 Jul 2013   #8
GerryR

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What I don't understand is the different sizes chosen for the keys. Sure Shift, Enter, Tab, Backspace, and (dubious) Ctrl should be enlarged. They get used a lot (except for Ctrl), but realistically how often do people use Caps Lock. I think that key should be the same size as any letter key. But what do I know? Otherwise this $40 washable Logitech keyboard is the best that I've had since Northgate in the days of DOS. I'm really glad you got it back for me. I would make Ctrl and the Windows key the same size. I use the Windows key far more frequently than Ctrl. Ctrl is great for keyboard shortcuts, etc. but that's about it.
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