Tip of the week # 612
6 July 2020

Play a sound when pressing Caps Lock (Windows 10) *

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 keyboard rather than your screen 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.
  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

  1. Set the Print Screen key to open screen snipping : tip_603.php
  2. Shortcut key to quickly vary the case of text : tip_19.html


* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.