Beep when Caps Lock is Turned On: MS Word

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A reader wrote to me this weekend inquiring how to receive a beep noise to indicate that he had accidentally turned his Caps Lock on in MS Word.

My Reply:

To make your computer beep at you when you turn on the Caps Lock key, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Start | Settings | Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Accessibility Options Icon.
  3. On the Keyboard tab, click the Use Toggle Keys checkbox.

That will do the trick for you.

If, however, you also want your screen to flash at you as well, follow these steps:

  1. From the Accessibility Options screen, click the Sound tab and check the Use SoundSentry checkbox.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow under Warning for windowed programs, and select Flash active window.
  3. Click OK until you have closed the property and settings screens.

Now open up MS Word or any other application and hit your Caps Lock key and see what happens!

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