Caps Lock

Caps Lock

Free
A simple free tool to keep you informed about the status of your Caps Lock key
4.5  (10 votes)
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Caps Lock is a free and useful little utility that will keep you informed about the status of both the Caps Lock and the Num Lock keys. It will send an auditory warning to your system’s speakers every X number of keystrokes, so that you know at all times – without needing to check the light in your keyboard – if your Caps Lock key is on or off.

I must admit that it took me more than a few minutes to acknowledge the usefulness of this simple tool. If you are looking at the screen while typing, you do not need anybody to tell you if you’re writing your text using only upper case letters or not. Besides, every time you press the Caps Lock key, your computer will beep back at you, using a certain tone when switching it on and a different one when the light goes off. Oh, and you have that little light too! So, why should anyone would ever need a tool like this? The truth is that most professional typists – for instance - do not look at the screen (nor the keyboard) when transcribing a text from its paper version to a digital file, so it is easy for them to lose track every now and then of the status of the Caps Lock and the Num Lock keys. This utility may remind them every few keystrokes (from 1 to 25) if those keys are on or off. And then we have blind and visually impaired persons frantically typing on their keyboards, not knowing if the text they are writing is in the right letter case or not.

So this tiny utility, with its characteristic audible warning, is more useful than it looks at first glance, at least for those who – for whatever reason – cannot rely on their sight to know if these keys are locked or not.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers a very simple but useful functionality.
  • Auditory warning option.

Cons

  • None.

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TJ Bowers

TJ Bowers I just want a Caps Lock Toggle Sound in the way it used to be, when I had PC with a motherboard that supported Windows settings, the'native' cap lock toggle on (high pitch) and toggle off (low pitch). This is a fine 'fancy' program but it doesn't give me an audible indicator that I've turned in on or off when I press the Caps lock key. I can see it's on when I start typing - I want to know before I start typing -the way it used to be.

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Guest

Guest Purchased a new Microsoft wireless keyboard, and found out after the fact it has no Caps Lock or Num Luck indicator. This program works great for this purpose. I can keep the icon in the tray and easily see if the indicator. A+

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DOMINGO BRAILE

DOMINGO BRAILE The program is excellent. Could be even more useful, if we could see an icon in the Desktop area, showing when the CAPS LOCK is ON. Probably you have this possibility, but I am no able to see it.
Thanks, Domingo Braile

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