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Author Topic: DONE: caps\num lock indicator  (Read 10395 times)

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DONE: caps\num lock indicator
« on: February 13, 2006, 06:52:21 AM »
It would be handy if there were a small program which resided in the sys tray and would show whether the caps lock, num lock and perhaps f-lock keys were active or not.

The keyboard I has (logitech dinovo) does not have the key indicator lights on the keyboard (the are on the hub which I would like to hide under my desk) as it uses bluetooth.
Why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So, one moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose?
« Last Edit: February 18, 2006, 02:29:36 AM by brotherS »

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 06:54:51 AM »
I have such a utility on my keyboard  ;D

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006, 07:21:22 AM »
Alexp: such utility can be done without much work, but would you like to have 3 more icons on the taskbar, or only one?
To have 3 of them, i'd have to do 3 scripts, and that would take like 9mb of memory (each script uses 3mb).
As for the f-lock keys, i think that's possible, but i'm not sure.

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 08:45:16 AM »
Alexp: such utility can be done without much work, but would you like to have 3 more icons on the taskbar, or only one?
To have 3 of them, i'd have to do 3 scripts, and that would take like 9mb of memory (each script uses 3mb).
As for the f-lock keys, i think that's possible, but i'm not sure.
One icon would be best I think, something like this http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6711/image3rf.png
DONE: caps\num lock indicator
(and no sniggering about my l33t paint skillz  ;D)
Why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So, one moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose?

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2006, 09:41:34 AM »
such utilities already exist.. but i dont know any names off hand.

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2006, 02:21:16 PM »
How about like this: if Caps is on, the icon turns red. If Num is on, the icon turns blue. If both of them are on, the icon turns violet?
My idea is based on the mixture of colours, red+blue = violet,  green + red = yellow, green + blue = cyan. If all are on, the icon goes black. If none if on, the icon goes white.
I don't think i can do the f-keys, but if you're happy with a program that works with the other ones, it can be done ;)

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2006, 02:28:32 PM »
guys... programs like this have to exist allready...

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2006, 03:01:44 PM »
guys... programs like this have to exist allready...
You're right mouser, i got driven by my will to program ;)
Try this one, alexp: http://www.softpedia...neous/KeyState.shtml
It seems to do exactlly what you're looking for! :D

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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2006, 04:01:10 AM »
Can anyone actually download the file, I have tried all 3 mirrors and the file isn't on any of them.
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Re: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2006, 08:01:07 AM »
I also can't download it.. Sorry, i didn't try it before.
But this one, i can download, and seems to do what you're looking for: http://home25.inet.tele.dk/bramsing/

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Re: DONE: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2006, 10:57:23 PM »
hi there alexp

not sure if this is what you want but this AHK script might come in handy: Toggle Keys Indicator



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Re: DONE: caps\num lock indicator
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2006, 07:34:31 AM »