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NumLock Icon on Screen

2010-11-01, 12:28 PM

I just got a Thinkpad T510 and when I turn on the NumLock a little black box appears on the screen when it is on and I want to know how to make that not appear when the NumLock is turned on, thanks.

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2011-11-24, 2:06 AM

I'm afraid this may be a run-of-the-mill Windows "issue," not necessarily one that affects just Lenovo machines.  

 

  1. Go to the panel to adjust resolution (right-click desktop, select "Screen resolution").
  2. Click "Advanced settings". 
  3. Select "On Screen Display" tab in popup.  At the bottom, it shows options for both the CapsLock and NumLock options. Adjust both of these settings to "Show the indicator for a few seconds."  
  4. Click OK.

Worked like charm for my T410 running Windows 7 64-bit!!!

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2010-11-01, 15:24 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum!


Look at the solution offered here:- http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2097553


Hope this helps.

 

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2010-11-14, 18:06 PM

Maliha has linked to my experience with the same issue.  The bottom line is here:

 

" The T510 CapsLock function has an obscure set of check boxes. The two choices are,l display the warning icon for a few seconds, or permanently. Then as the CapsLock key is toggle, the slash turns on and off. The other was for the built in Numeric keypad turned on and off by a Fn+NumLock/ScrLock F key.

"Another hidden checkbox turned off the optical drive when not in use. It took a lot of exploring to find these gizmos. They are layered way down in Lenovo Tools relating to power management.

"The Caps Lock feature is stupid because that key on the T510 has a bright green LED that turns on when it is activated. The on-screen display makes no sense at all."

 

This resolved the problem and it has never returned. 

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2011-11-24, 2:06 AM

I'm afraid this may be a run-of-the-mill Windows "issue," not necessarily one that affects just Lenovo machines.  

 

  1. Go to the panel to adjust resolution (right-click desktop, select "Screen resolution").
  2. Click "Advanced settings". 
  3. Select "On Screen Display" tab in popup.  At the bottom, it shows options for both the CapsLock and NumLock options. Adjust both of these settings to "Show the indicator for a few seconds."  
  4. Click OK.

Worked like charm for my T410 running Windows 7 64-bit!!!

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2011-11-25, 16:09 PM

The thread referenced above is mine.  And, it is only a Lenovo issue - nothing to do with Windows.

 

Finding those obscure toolbox power settings is not easy.  The most annoying one is the Caps Lock icon.  But, the on/off setting can be gotten used to.  I still say it is a stupid feature because the Caps Lock key has its own, very bright LED when ON.

 

However, the Windows screen resolution adjustment accesses the same setting. It may be easier to find. :)

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2014-09-17, 20:02 PM

Woot! At last! That fix the problem. No more anoying icon on the screen!

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2014-10-09, 15:03 PM

Hi ou_boy1975 - thanks a lot for your reponse. That was something I was looking for.

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2014-10-24, 2:09 AM

Thank you ou_boy1975, for that simple, detailed answer.  It worked perfect! :heart:

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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2015-09-18, 15:42 PM
Thank you for this answer! I thought surely there was a way without reinstalling... This worked perfectly.
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Re: NumLock Icon on Screen

2016-01-07, 1:01 AM
Thanks for this information. Have been suffering with this problem for lo these many months.
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