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How to remove Caps Lock indicator from displaying permanently on desktop screen - ThinkPad

Symptom

Once "Caps Lock" key is set to "On", the "Caps Lock on" indicator is displayed on the desktop screen permanently.
When the Caps Lock key is set to "Off", the "Caps Lock off" indicator is displayed for a 3 seconds and disappears.
This seems to be the default setting for the "On-Screen Display" package that is part of the "Hotkeys Features Integration" package.

Affected configurations

All ThinkPad systems running on Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 configured with "Hotkey Features Integration":

Solution

To remove the Caps Lock On indicator from displaying permanently on desktop screen.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Display icon, then click on Settings tab.
  3. Click on the Advanced button, then click on On-Screen Display tab.
  4. Under "Indicator settings for NumLock and CapsLock" section, look for "While the numeric lock or caps lock is ON" section, choose the "Show the indicator for a few seconds" option.
  5. Click Apply, then click OK, and click OK to close the window.

[Windows 7/8/8.1]

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Click on Display icon, then click on Change display settings on left panel.
  3. Click on the Advanced settings, then click on On-Screen Display tab.
  4. Check Enable on-screen display.
  5. Under "Indicator settings for NumLock and CapsLock" section, look for "While the numeric lock or caps lock is ON" section, choose the "Show the indicator for a few seconds" option.
  6. Click Apply, then click OK, and click OK to close the window.

Additional Information

The on-screen indictor functions are installed as part of the Hotkey Features Integration package and is available from Support Site, download the latest version.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-74554
  • Document ID: HT002122
  • Last Updated :22 Jul 2015
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