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Pinky Accidently Touches Caps


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#1 mme

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:02 PM

Don't you hate it when you accidentally hit the caps lock key? Sometimes I have a whole sentence typed in before I realize my mistake!
what if you could set your computer up so it alerts you when your pinky finger wanders off and taps the caps lock key? with this tip, I'll show you how to make your computer beep & flash the next time it happens.
the first thing you'll need to do is get the computer to beep when you hit the caps lock key. here's how:
click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel (XP Users, hit the Start button, Control Panel). Open (click on)the Accessibility Options Icon.

on the Keyboard tab, click the "Use toggle keys" checkbox.

that's it for the beeping part.
next, we need to get your screen to flash you, uh, flash at you. Here's how:
from the Accessibility Options screen, click the Sound tab and check the "Use soundsentry" checkbox.

next click the settings button and select "flash active window" from the "warning for windowed programs" drop down box.

that's it. hit OK until you're clear of property and settings screens. open your favorite word processor and hit your caps lock key.

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#2 Wassim

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:06 PM

I needed this one indeed :thumbsup:

Edited by Wassim, 25 May 2007 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:24 AM

the first thing you'll need to do is get the computer to beep when you hit the caps lock key. here's how:
click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel (XP Users, hit the Start button, Control Panel). Open (click on)the Accessibility Options Icon.

on the Keyboard tab, click the "Use toggle keys" checkbox.
that's it for the beeping part.


The beep is extremely quiet (and easily drowned out by the sound of my typing). Is there any way to make it louder?
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:10 AM

The beep is extremely quiet (and easily drowned out by the sound of my typing). Is there any way to make it louder?

im not really sure about motherboard speaker
i can control volume on my motherboard speaker
check your volume settings make sure that they are at reasonable levels

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:42 AM

The only volume control facilities I can find change the main stereo speaker volume but not the motherboard speaker. Looks like I'm stuck with the faintly whispered beep.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:14 PM

KiNd Of NeAt, CaN't HaRdLy HeAr ThE tHiNg, BuT tHaTs Ok

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:18 PM

nice tip that! :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:27 PM

Good Tip!
I'll give it 4 out of 5 stars! :thumbsup:

Edited by Commander Gman, 27 May 2007 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:55 AM

Hi Layback Bear

KiNd Of NeAt, CaN't HaRdLy HeAr ThE tHiNg, BuT tHaTs Ok

but does the screen flash when you hit the caps by mistake
Hey arny

nice tip that!


thanks
Hey Commander Gman

Good Tip!
I'll give it 4 out of 5 stars!

i appreciate the rating

Edited by mme, 29 May 2007 - 12:07 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:13 PM

I know this is last month post, but I just wanted to get back to you and say thanks. It's is a great tip/trick. I hear the beep in two different tones and I see the flash. I like it.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:29 AM

great tip! i'll give it a try until it drives me batty :D
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:00 PM

I didn't think that I'd like this tip until I tried it - now I'm sold on it!!!

Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 11:30 PM

Nice tip, thanks.
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