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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 Windows8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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.
        Note: If ThinkPad doesn't have On-Screen Display tab, need to install Hotkey driver.
      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 7/8/8.1/10]

      1. Click Search, then type Control Panel and then click the appropriate search result.
      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.
        Note: If ThinkPad doesn't have On-Screen Display tab, need to install Hotkey driver.
      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 indicator functions are installed as part of the Hotkey Features Integration package and is available from Support Site, download the latest version.

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      • Alias ID: MIGR-74554
      • Document ID: HT002122
      • Last Updated :27 Jan 2016
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