Not each keyboard has a built-in Caps Lock or Num Lock LED indicator. My laptop computer for instance, has lights to point the standing of Caps Lock, Mute and Wi-Fi, however there’s none for Num Lock. I exploit the quantity pad a lot to enter two-factor codes, cellphone numbers, and many others., principally with out wanting on the keyboard.
Sometimes, we might unintentionally hit the buttons and allow/disable Caps Lock or Num Lock. When you do that, you in all probability should retype the entire thing which may be fairly annoying (except a program informs you that Caps Lock is lively).
This is when applications like Tray Status may be of use to us. But if you’re searching for one thing with out too many bells & whistles, and utterly free, 7Caps is a neat different. Run this system and you ought to see a lengthy capsule formed widget on the display. It has the letters abc to the left, and the quantity 7 to the proper.
Let’s check it, hit the Caps Lock key and the letters on 7Caps’ widget ought to change to UpperCase ABC to point that Caps Lock is enabled.
If you do not see the quantity 7 on the widget, it means that Num lock is not activated. Press the button and the quantity ought to seem to the proper aspect of the letters.
You can transfer the 7Caps widget across the display. It is a sticky widget so it will possibly keep on high of different home windows. So, you can preserve it on the browser window or your textual content editor, and even place it on the taskbar the place it will not distract you.
Note: The widget stored disappearing for me if stored on the taskbar. Perhaps it is a bug?
There are a few methods to customise the capsule’s look a bit. Right-click on the widget or on the system tray icon and choose settings. This display permits you to customise the colour of the textual content and the background of the pop-up. You can set a customized colour for the textual content and background for “Caps Lock On” Text, “Caps Lock on” Background, and equally for the “Lock off” indicators (the Num Lock half’s customizable too).
Don’t like the form of the widget? Disable the rounded corners to make it a correct rectangle. The opacity of the 7Caps pop-up may be altered, ought to you discover it to be too flashy or distracting. But if you decrease the opacity an excessive amount of, it might turn into too dim to note the standing change.
Right-click on the system tray icon and choose “Sounds”. This allows the audio indicator in 7Caps. It performs a sound which says “Caps Lock off”, “Caps Lock on”, and likewise for the Num Lock. You can use the Settings display to alter the sound for every of the four indicators. The possibility may be helpful in case you did not discover the widget.
It would have been good if there was an choice to resize the capsule, or if the tray icon displayed the change within the standing of Caps Lock or Num Lock. No moveable model is accessible. But these are minor points. I examined this system with an exterior keyboard as effectively, and it really works simply fantastic.