Sound Alarm When Caps Lock Key is On


Q. I’m a fast-touch typist, and occasionally I accidentally engage the Caps Lock key. Isn’t there a way to alert me when that happens so I don’t have to go back and uncap a host of words?

A. Word contains an alarm for this problem. In fact, it also will alert you if you mistakenly (or purposely) engage the Num Lock or Scroll Lock key. To engage the alarm, click on Start , Control Panel and Accessibility Options . Under the ToggleKeys section, place a check next to Use ToggleKeys and click on Apply and then on OK .

Now, if you want to add a shortcut to toggle the application on and off by holding the Num Lock key for five seconds, click on Settings next to Use ToggleKeys and check Use shortcut . Finish by clicking on Apply and on OK .

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