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Solved: caps lock message

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by carlo_scute, Oct 30, 2005.

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  1. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
    good day experts!

    my issue is that whenever i press caps lock,num lock or scroll lock,
    a message appears on my screen saying either caps lock:eek:n or off.
    the same with pressing num lock or scroll lock. message appears just on top of the system tray.
    how do you disable that message? thanks
  2. loserOlimbs


    Jun 19, 2004
    What operating system are you using?
  3. ClubMan


    Oct 19, 2005
    If you're on Windows try looking in the Keyboard Control Panel applet in case there are any settings that control these features.
  4. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
    i am using win xp pro w/service pack 2. i.e. 6 .0 128 bit and i download windows updates always whenever available..
    avg antivirus,spybot -sd resident, zonealarm free ed.,spyware guard and spyware blaster running in the background(all updated every week at least).
    i'm using a dial up connection for my internet.
    i checked Keyboard Control Panel also,but there are no features for keyboard messages like this.is it a virus of some kind?
    kindly help me please.it's a small thing but it kinda irritates me.
  5. ClubMan


    Oct 19, 2005
  6. wtxcowboy


    May 25, 2004
    sounds like a logitech keyboard with the desktop manager installed/enabled :)
  7. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
    i didn't install any desktop manager,and i'm using a non branded ps2 keyboard,with creative usb optical mouse.

    the message is NOT inside the system tray,actually it's located on the screen an inch above the system tray,it's a rectangular box with a greyish white background,black font.it is visible for about secs. if you press caps lock.num lock or scroll lock.saying it's on or off.help please!
  8. ClubMan


    Oct 19, 2005
    Were any drivers installed with the keyboard that might be generating these messages? Note that this review of a MS optical keyboard says:
    so maybe these features are available as standard in certain MS drivers?
  9. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
    actually clubman,my keyboard is just a generic ps2 made in china.i ran kapersky anti virus.it found viruses inside my documents/recent related to my cellphone (os symbian) since i upload images using bluetooth,guess it's nothing to do with my original issue.i ran spybot and adaware,found nothing.
  10. GripS


    Apr 30, 2005
    You must have something installed. I can not find any settings on either of my machines (one running pro and one running home edition of XP) that would enable or disable such a feature.
  11. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
    i'll check my system again! thanks for the replies.
  12. ClubMan


    Oct 19, 2005
    That may not matter as it may still use generic/Microsoft drivers regardless of where it comes from. Maybe you could run Belarc Advisor and post the software list that it comes up with?
  13. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
    i will do that.
  14. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
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  15. carlo_scute

    carlo_scute Thread Starter

    May 13, 2005
    I solved this issue way back..

    I started when I first installed MSI's Bluetooth dongle (named Btoes) 'usb' device in my pc a while back. That's when I experienced these keyboard indicators when i clicked on caps lock,num nor scroll lock.A message pops up near my system tray telling me that..

    What i did was, to disable BTTray in my startup system conf. utility in win xp.The alerts were gone!
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