Clever Clogs tip # 700
5 May 2022

Hear a sound when you - accidentally - hit Caps lock (Windows 10) *

Like a lot of you I use Microsoft Office all day long and I still find myself hunting for answers to my (and your) burning questions... Pet peeves. Recent changes. There must be an easier way to do this, etcetera etcetera.

Back in 2003 I decided to share what I believed were the best bits and bobs that can help us with our day-to-day tasks. I meticulously test every tip I write to make sure it is correct, easy to understand and time-saving.

When I started I never thought I'd get to number 700 - woohoo! So to celebrate I'm dusting off and tweaking the very first tip I ever published almost twenty years ago: Play a sound when you - accidentally - press Caps Lock.

Here's how:

  1. Press the WIN key and type (part of) ease of access.
  2. Make sure Ease of Access keyboard settings is selected and press ENTER.
  3. In the Use Toggle Keys section click the button underneath Play a sound whenever you press Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock to turn it on.

This might be particularly helpful if you ever found yourself unknowingly pressing CapsLock and having to correct WHAT YOU'VE JUST TYPED IN UPPERCASE. (Don't forget SHIFT + F3! ;)

By the way, do you remember when you subscribed? Anybody who's been with me since 2003? I know for sure there's one of you still out there... Hi, Nichola. Thanks for your continued support!

Related tips

  1. Microsoft Windows - Setting an audible warning if you hit CapsLock: tip_1_10.html#1
  2. Quickly changing the case of text: tip_1_10.html#2

* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.