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Author Topic: IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert  (Read 3611 times)

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IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert
« on: February 16, 2009, 11:03:48 AM »
A user-locatable, user sizeable, translucent, red(?) dot that is visible when Caps Lock is on.  I've never found the keyboard indicators adequate.  Thanks!

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Re: IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 05:00:43 PM »
GreenOSD (onscreen display).

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Re: IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 06:41:31 PM »
Thanks for the reply, but I haven't a clue how to deal with code.  I just use 'em.  I don't know what makes them run.

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Re: IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 09:10:01 PM »
It's an autohotkey script. Just ask in that thread for someone to compile it for you.

Also, see systray keyboard lights and caps\num lock indicator threads for alternatives.

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Re: IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 03:35:57 PM »
Thanks for the reply, but I haven't a clue how to deal with code.  I just use 'em.  I don't know what makes them run.
it's actually quite easy this one (I only know the easy stuff ;)) instead of getting it compiled you can:

if you dont have AutoHotKey, get that and install it (or just get the zip file on same page & unzip - both portable far as I know)  http://www.autohotkey.com/download/

Save Skrommels code using Notepad or other text editor - the code hidden by the spoiler - may as well save it as the name he gives it GreenOSD.ahk (you've got to add the ahk suffix your self) preferably in your AutoHotKey scripts folder:-
~\AutoHotkey\Extras\Scripts
open/double click saved AHK file - that's it, it's running
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Re: IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 08:12:24 PM »
here you go, the compiled version. subject to Skrommel's approval.. :)

but it's good to have Autohotkey on your PC because then you can customise the AHK scripts according to your needs.

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Re: IDEA: On-screen Caps Lock alert
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 01:22:08 PM »
Thanks, folks!  I'd never heard of AHK before, and didn't know it was so easy to use scripts.  (The more I learn, the more I realize how ignorant I am.  Which is something more I learned, which makes me realize....)