Tame your computer - make some noise

In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she explains how to play a sound when pressing Caps Lock (Windows 10).

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Have you ever hit the Caps Lock button on your keyboard without realising? If so, and you are a “hunt-and-peck” typist and look at your screen rather than your keyboard when you type, you must have torn your hair out.

OK, you can use the Change Case button in Word, Outlook and PowerPoint (or press SHIFT + F3 to toggle between UPPER CASE, lower case and Sentence Case) but why not set an “alarm” to notify you when you – accidentally – hit Caps Lock?

Here’s how:

  1. Press the WIN key (the one with the Windows logo) and type caps. (You may have to look under Settings.)
  2. Make sure Play a sound when pressing Caps lock, Num Lock or Scroll lock is selected and press ENTER.
  3. Click on the button under Use Toggle Keys.

In future, whenever you press Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock, a sound will be played.

Related tips

Set the Print Screen key to open screen snipping

Shortcut key to quickly vary the case of text

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6 July 2020

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at  www.roem.co.uk



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