Enable Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock warning in Windows 10/8/7

How often has it happened that you have inadvertently hit the Caps Lock key and continued to type … ???  While the Caps Lock key is a useful tool, when you want to write everything in capitals, it can create problems, if you have accidentally clicked on it and everything gets typed in capitals. This can create problems, especially when typing passwords.

Enable Caps Lock notification or warning

Enable caps lock notification! In Windows 10/8/7, you can set it so that a warning tone is heard when you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys.

To enable this feature, open Control Panel > Ease of Access Center > Make the keyboard easier to use.

Check the Turn on Toggle Keys checkbox.

Click Apply > OK.

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Now you will hear a tone when you press Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock.

Windows will play an alert beep warning each time you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys. These alerts can help you prevent accidentally pressing this key.

Hope this small tip helps!

See this post if Caps Lock is key not working.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Larry K.

    My hearing is not the best so I need to see the caps pop up especially when putting in pass words. For some reason all I get now is a tone that I can’t hear and my caps pop up is gone. How do I get it back? I have windows 7 on a Dell laptop and I have downloaded windows 10 back in July. Didn’t have this problem till just recently. Can anyone please help. Thank you.

  2. Stoney Huff

    Needed is a trustworthy third party program to use to add CAPS Lock to taskbar. TrayStatus and the older Keyboard Indicator do exist.

  3. shrugatlas

    Why do ALL of these type programs NOT COLOR THE ENTIRE SCREEN WHEN THE CAPS LOCK IS ON!? WHO the HELL is looking at their TRAY?!?

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