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Solutions for CapsLock / NumLock indicator always show on the screen when enabled

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Started ‎04-09-2012 by
Modified ‎04-09-2012 by


Some of my friends using ThinkPads and realize when the numeric lock or caps lock is ON and the indicator would just stay there for a long time. Is there anyway to have the indicators display for a few seconds instead of staying there for a long time?


May apply to most ThinkPad with newer version of On-screen display.


For those who wants to prevent the indicator to always show on the screen when CapLock / NumLock is On or Off, at the Desktop, right-click and go to Screen Resolution, click Advanced Settings, go to the On Screen Display tab, ensure Show the indicator for a few seconds are selected for both While the numeric lock or the caps lock is ON / OFF.



by naraghu on ‎09-12-2013 02:38 AM

I do not get the CapsLock indication on screen. I tried this solution, but I do not have the onscreen display option itself. My laptop is E430 operating on Windows 7 Pro. Please advise

by weselko on ‎07-08-2014 01:00 AM
w540 - working like a charm
by dhermosillo on ‎07-24-2014 02:27 PM

How are the indicators controlled indepenently?


I want to have caps lock icon ON when caps lock is activated, but the lum lock icon OFF when num lock is activated.

by girishadat on ‎09-10-2014 12:25 AM

Same qustion as above: How to handle the caps lock and num lock independently?


On my E431, I need Caps Lock visible when Caps Lock is ON (and does not show it when it is OFF). I don't want this feature for Num Lock since this lap does not have Number Keyboard. Unfortunately when I do this for getting Caps Lock ON displayed always, the Num Lock HID is also getting displayed permanently. Smiley Indifferent


by CITKat on ‎06-05-2015 10:11 AM

This saved me so much heartache on our like a charm!

by Bauden on ‎08-29-2015 09:13 PM
Ya, right, . . . but maybe there should be a light under the CapsLock and NumLock keys like the one under the Fn key.... Which is a waste, as it's on all the time when in the NORMAL F1-12 function. Ummm??? In fact the light should be on, when using the special Lenovo assigned functions. It's reverse thinking. Another workaround for a workstation,
by BrendaEM on ‎09-24-2015 09:49 AM

I just did an update that defaulted the numlock indicator on, all the time.

In all the things I have to do this morning, I had to fix it.

Please, stop it!


I am starting to think that the computer user experience has past its prime.