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Another dumb question, sorry.

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    Another dumb question, sorry.


    My new Windows 8 is an ASUS Desktop which came with a Wireless (Cordless) keyboard and a Wireless mouse. All works good but. It doesn't seem to have an indication light on the Keyboard to indicate Uppercase. Anybody got a clue as to what I need to do as I keep hitting caps lock and don't look up and see it till I am around the corner.
    There is a small light at the top above the numerical pad which went red for a tenth of a second when I put a battery in and that's all.

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    W8.1, W7


    Maybe something like this can be useful > Map Any Key to Any Key on Windows 7 / XP / Vista "turn the key off".
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    The only "dumb question" is the question that's not asked.

    Is this the keyboard. Young Simmo? Keyboards & Mice - W4000 - ASUS
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The only "dumb question" is the question that's not asked.

    Is this the keyboard. Young Simmo? Keyboards & Mice - W4000 - ASUS
    Actually, it's An ASUS U79K Keyboard.
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    Must be an older keyboard, yes? An Asus and web search brings up nothing. Would you have a link to a page?

    Perhaps it's time to upgrade if you can afford it, or do what 4wd suggests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Must be an older keyboard, yes? An Asus and web search brings up nothing. Would you have a link to a page?

    Perhaps it's time to upgrade if you can afford it, or do what 4wd suggests.
    That's a worry considering it arrived with my Brand New ASUS Desktop about 12 days ago.
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    Have you got the model number correct?

    It would help to fill out all of your system specs.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    As an alternative, you could enable 'Toggle Keys' in Windows.
    Press and hold 'NumLock' for five seconds then choose Yes in the prompt window.
    You will then hear an audible warning when pressing 'NumLock', 'CapsLock' or 'ScrollLock'.
    High pitch when engaged, lower pitch when disengaged.
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Also you can use software indicators such as this freeware:
    Free Keyboard LEDs software shows state of Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll locks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    As an alternative, you could enable 'Toggle Keys' in Windows.
    Press and hold 'NumLock' for five seconds then choose Yes in the prompt window.
    You will then hear an audible warning when pressing 'NumLock', 'CapsLock' or 'ScrollLock'.
    High pitch when engaged, lower pitch when disengaged.
    Thanks mate, problem solved. I would have got back earlier but been out of town.
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