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Author Topic: Caps Lock  (Read 3945 times)


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Caps Lock
« on: May 27, 2014, 09:26 AM »
As a 912 year old who is almost blind I have been using a program,"SmartCaps". Once downloaded it beeps when one depresses the caps lock key and says, Caps on or caps off. This is an very valuable aid to someone like me who is visually handicapped. Unfortunately the developer is no longer in business and the only place I could fimnd to download this program is CNET. Downloading from CNET is quite a chore because they load up additional unwanted programs atthe same tuime unless you are very careful. But when you do download smartcaps you get a 30 day trial. But is you try to buy it for $15 you find thast link no longer works.
  If you know of another similar program please answer.


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Re: Caps Lock
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 10:01 AM »

you could maybe check this one :


and there are many freeware and shareware offers here :


Good luck.


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Re: Caps Lock
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 10:17 AM »
Hi telephonics, joiwind linked to programs that do what you want. But let me reinvent the wheel here and attach a new working application. I have tested it in Windows 7.

Download CapsOnOff.exe and doubleclick to start using it. If you want CapsOnOff.exe to start automatically every time you power on Windows, make a link to it in the Startup folder. In Windows 7 press Windows > click all programs > right click the folder startup and click "open". Right click CapsOnOff.exe and click "create shortcut". Drag and drop the shortcut to the startup folder.

Here is the source code of the application (written in the autohotkey language)
#SingleInstance force
KeyIsDown := GetKeyState("CapsLock", "T")
if KeyIsDown
 ComObjCreate("SAPI.SpVoice").Speak("caps on")
 ComObjCreate("SAPI.SpVoice").Speak("caps off")

And a reference on the command used is here http://www.autohotke...-for-autohotkey-v11/