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?
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.
- Click Start
- Type Keyboard in the search field
- Double click on Keyboard options
- Under Key Settings tab, go to the Key Settings List
- Locate and double click on CAPS LOCK
- On the menu you should see where it says Display CAPS LOCK status on screen
- Click the checkbox, and click Finish
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
This tiny & free software can be used in Windows platform to know status of Num Lock and Caps Lock
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).