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just got a new Samsung laptop running Windows 8. The laptop keyboard has no indication if capslock enabled or not. Is there some way I can get it to display in the system tray, or to flash on the screen when it changes?

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You can make it beep by going to control panel > Ease of Access > Make the Keyboard Easeier to Use. Check the box next to Turn on Toggle Keys.


I found this answer for Windows 7, it may also work for Windows 8.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Keyboard in the search field.
  3. Double click on Keyboard options.
  4. Under Key Settings tab, go to the Key Settings List.
  5. Locate and double click on CAPS LOCK
  6. On the menu you should see where it says Display CAPS LOCK status on screen
  7. Click the check box, and click Finish
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That helps, but something on screen would be nice. –  Ray Feb 14 '13 at 17:03
I can't find comparable settings that work for Windows 8. –  doppelgreener Dec 26 '14 at 3:40

I just bought my new laptop which didn't had a CapsLock light so I wrote a quick AutoHotkey script which will change tray icon based on the current capslock status. You can find it here.


The source is on GitHub

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+1 Works fine, I jus changed the icons, now looks cool –  Irfan Akram May 8 at 2:42

Change the registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Widcomm\BTConfig\General\KeyIndication from 0 to 1, and then restart.

This produces a text notification in the bottom right corner of the screen displaying "CAPS LOCK: ON" or "CAPS LOCK: OFF" for 3 seconds.

It worked on my laptop (Thinkpad T430 Win8.1 x64).

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This program may be what you need, it's called Capslock Notifier.


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I would. But....Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application: · Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system · Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system · Offers to download or install software or components (Babylon) that the program does not require to fully function –  Ray Feb 14 '13 at 17:04
I'd recommend @wizlog s way, I didn't know Windows had a feature for this. –  Alastor Feb 14 '13 at 17:30
Yeah someone wrote a tiny .NET application to sit in the system tray and probably change its icon whenever capslock is toggled, then wrapped it in a bunch of garbage. Heck I could write you that program. –  Mark Allen Feb 15 '13 at 4:07

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