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caps lock/num lock shown on screen

by drdred / February 27, 2005 4:10 AM PST

hi guys im having a problem,well more an annoyance,of whenever i press either caps lock or num lock a message appears on the screen in the bottom right corner just above the taskbar saying CAPS LOCK : ON etc,it is really annoying especially because it interrupts games.I have cheacked on accessability options and nothing on there is enables on the keyboard settings,also i have checked for any programs that are installed that might be causing this but cannot find anything suspicious. I am running xp sp2 have had no problems before this problem appeared,any suggestions more than welcome cheers.
Anthony M.

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Start, Help and Support. Keyword = FILTERKEYS
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 4:16 AM PST

The Filterkeys feature can show such an indication. You may want to turn it off.


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Bob, you're a *Star*
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 8:04 PM PST

Brill Bob.

I have a Belkin wireless keyboard and mouse on a KVM switch and the kb doesn't have a CapsLock, NumLock or ScrollLock LED, and I am forever pressing the CapsLock key without knowing it.

Now I can hear my "oft" mistakes!

Many thanks


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Keyboard Driver
by Merl Priester / February 27, 2005 11:26 AM PST

Some keyboard drivers do this. Usually you can set the driver software to not display info.

Logitech used to do this on some keyboards as I recall.

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