A reader wanted some suggestions for a program that would give an onscreen notification caps lock was turned on. Windows 10 offers a built-in audio indicator.

As we all know, sometimes you can accidentally turn on caps lock, number lock, or scroll lock with a few misplaced keyboard¬†strokes. And sometimes it takes me some time to figure out what I’ve done. This handy tone can prevent a lot of mistakes.

Here’s how to use it. Open your Start Menu and click the Settings icon.


Choose Ease of access.


Select Keyboard.


Then choose Toggle Keys on to hear a tone when you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock.


Tomorrow, I’ll look at a free download that can give you an on-screen visual notification.