How to set a computer to beep when Caps Lock or Num Lock key is pressed

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Article ID: 2655348 - View products that this article applies to.
This article describes about how to make Windows play an alert each time you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys. These alerts can help prevent the frustration of inadvertently pressing a key and not realizing it.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click Start
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    , type ease of access center in the search box, and then click Ease of Access Center in the Programs list.

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  2. Click Make the keyboard easier to use.

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  3. Under Makes it easier to type, click to select Turn on Toggle Keys, and then click OK.

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Windows XP

  1. Start Control Panel, and then click Accessibility Options.

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  2. On the Keyboard tab, click to select the Use ToggleKeys check box.

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Article ID: 2655348 - Last Review: May 29, 2014 - Revision: 5.2
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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