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Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

When I hit Caps Lock, a display pops up in the lower right corner of the screen to notify me of the change.  It looks like this:

 

http://i55.tinypic.com/15xez9.png

 

How do I stop this from happening?  I've found a bunch of workarounds via Google, and they all either don't work for me or don't apply.

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

 

Looks like you have a wireless (bluetooth) keyboard.

 

Easy way (if you don't use Bluetooth)

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type MSCONFIG.
  3. Allow User Account Control? - click Yes.
  4. Click Startup tab.
  5. Remove check marks from "Bluetooth Software" and/or "HP Desktop Keyboard".
  6. Restart computer.

 

If you want to only shut down the little graphical presentation and you want to keep the bluetooth icon, use the steps above to prevent "HP Desktop Keyboard" from loading, but do not remove the checkmark next to bluetooth.

And then prevent the OSD for the bluetooth caps lock indicator by making a minor change in the registry:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type REGEDIT.
  3. Allow User Account Control? - click Yes.
  4. To backup your registry (in case soething goes haywire), select Computer, click File menu, click Export, give a name and save.
  5. After backing up registry, open each of the following registry values (the little folders) in this path:  HKEY_LOCAL_MCHINE_\SOFTWARE\Widcomm\BTConfig\General\
  6. Double-click the value KeyIndication in the list on the right.
    Change the hex value from a one (1) TO A ZERO (0).
  7. Close the registry editor window and restart your computer. You don't need to save anything - it happens on the fly (scary).
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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

It's not a Bluetooth keyboard, as far as I can tell.

 

I don't see "Allow User Account Control?" in MSCONFIG, and I don't see anything about Bluetooth under Startup.

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

I have the same indicator on my monitor, but i am using a (wired) PS2 keyboard.

What do you find so annoying about a  task bar icon?

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

It is not a taskbar icon; it is a pop-up notification that appears when I hit Caps Lock.  I find it annoying because it is obtrusive and unwanted.

 

Any advice on how to get rid of it?

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

Just bumping this...

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

[ Edited ]

Hi Hal,

 

Bumping doesn't work on this forum.  Please only post your issue once so everyone can see the suggestions and what didn't work for you.

 

 

Let's see if we can narrow down the issue. Open the run Window and enter: MSCONFIG

 

Go to the Startup Tab and disable everything then apply. Now reboot. Does the CAPS popup appear. If it doesn't then one the Startup tasks is the culprit. You will have to use the process of elimination.

 

If the CAPS popup still appears then bo back into MSCONFIG --> Startup Tab and re-enable everything then apply. Now go the Services Tab and check the box to hide all Microsoft Services then disable all the others then apply. Now reboot.

Did is CAPS popup appear?  If it doesn't then one the Startup tasks is the culprit. You will have to use the process of elimination.

 

I have seen where the BTTRAY.exe on some PCs causes the CAPS popup display.  This may or may not be the casue of your issue.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

[ Edited ]

That particular graphical pop-up is related to BTTRAY.EXE. Please see my previous post. If you bring up task manager (press CTR+SHIFT+ESC) and see the task BTTRAY, then this should confirm it for you. If you have an HP Wireless Keyboard, then yes - you have bluetooth. It's built into the little USB dongle receiver for the mouse and keyboard. There is another graphic pop-up not related to BTTray mentioned in my previous post that also comes into play here.

 

...and User Account COntrol is a message that can pop up when entering certain microsoft tool. If a USer Account Control message pops up - give it your permission to continue. If it does not pop up and you can get into the Microsoft Configuration Utitlity - then great , you don't have to worry about User Account Control.

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

I don't see BTTRAY in Task Manager.  My keyboard is not wireless.

 

(Haven't gotten around yet to disabling everything in Startup-- still gotta reboot.)

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Re: Caps Lock indicator in lower right of screen

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type MSCONFIG.
  3. Click Startup tab.
  4. Remove check marks from "HP Desktop Keyboard".
  5. Restart computer.
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