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Caps Lock window notification at Logon

By aben16 ·
Good day all,
Is there a way how to activate the built-in feature that comes with XP professional which notifies with a pop up window that the Caps Lock is activated when you try to type a password at the Logon screen?
In the registry probably but where?
Thamk you for your help.

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by aben16 In reply to Caps Lock window notifica ...

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by saihib In reply to Caps Lock window notifica ...

That feature should be on by default. If not, one workaround is to go into Control Panel/Accessibility Options/Keyboard/Toggle Keys. Make sure the Use Toggle Keys box is checked and Apply it. That way whenever you hit numlock or capslock your machine will give you an audible alert.

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by aben16 In reply to

That is not what I want. Thank you

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by jasonbis In reply to Caps Lock window notifica ...

Well then what do you want? You don't have enough information for anyone to help you out. What do you mean when you say is there a way to activate that pop up balloon that tells you your caps lock key is on? It is already "activated" by default like the first answer described. Someone has to actually go into the control panel or registry to turn it off or deactivate it. The following is a link on specific registry entries that handle specific pop up balloons. See if any of them are worth your while and in the meantime give us more information as to exactly what you are trying to accomplish.

http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc4/v33/vic33.htm

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by aben16 In reply to

I know that it comes by default. For some reason, it does not appear anymore.
My question is can we make it reappear again?
The pop up window I am talking about is the one that appears on the Logon screen when you type your password and that reminds you that the Caps Lock is on.
Thank you

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Registry fix

by dan.cox In reply to

I had the exact same issue. I found it was a registry key that got changed.
Change the following registry keys to enable this balloon tip.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000001

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Caps Lock window notifica ...

Hi

I am not sure this can be done.

Also, I think the question is clear - it refers to the capslock notification that occurs at the logon screen - the first answer described how to control capslock control after logon.

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by aben16 In reply to

That's what I thought too. I went through all the registry to find out how to regenerate it back again. I made a lot of tests but unfortunately it did not work.
Well Thank you.

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by aben16 In reply to Caps Lock window notifica ...

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by OnTheRopes In reply to Caps Lock window notifica ...

It may be that one of Windows Services is disabled.
Go to start/run type msconfig and go to the Services tab. If the option to "enable all" is grayed out, it's not a Services issue.
If it is not grayed out, make written notes of what services are shut off. You can either then click "enable all" and reboot or enable each service one at a time rebooting in between. I think it's better to "enable all" and reboot as some services are dependent on others. You can always disable unneeded services again.

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