When I first got my Acer notebook, if I turned the caps lock on or off (as well as num lock), the screen would show an indicator for a second to notify me I had pressed one of the lock keys. That suddenly stopped happening. How do I turn that function back on?
I have a V5-571P touchscreen and spent two sessions chatting with Acer and the level 2 tech told me that it doesn't support the caps/num lock onscreen display (OSD). Interesting enough the level 1 tech (foreign soil based) spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out a resolution, but when I was transferred to what appeared to be a U.S. based level 2 tech, they blew me off in about 2 minutes saying it didn't have this function.
I have already re-installed Launch Manager and that made no difference. I can't even find a GUI for it. Or is it just a program that runs at startup and has no user interface?
I find it hard to believe that Acer would sell a machine that has no indication for these functions. My volume and screen brightness OSDs work just fine. I suspect that maybe this same hardware was sold with Win 7 and they had the caps/num lock OSDs working for that configuration, but when they released it with Win8 it stopped working. I won't even get into their backup/recovery apps. I'll save that for another thread.
Anyone else out there have num/caps lock OSDs working on on an Aspire V5 either on Win7 or Win8? Anyone out there with Win8 figure out a way to get it working?
I'm using something called TrayStatus on my Win 8 (64 bit) machine & it seems to run fine. It also works with Win 7. After installation just be sure to click on the arrow in your task bar & select customize then select Show Icon & Notification for the caps & num locks. They will then appear in your task bar.
Thanks! I should have thought to search for something like that. BTW, have you seen all the adware, etc that download.com (or the app publisher) wants to add to your computer/browser when you download these apps? There were 3 or 4 "user agreements" which were a bit disturbing. I was going to just abort but I found that I could decline each one and the process would continue. I checked my browser add-ons after the install and nothing showed up, but it's a different world in the market of "free" apps these days.
Thanks again for the suggestion.
Problem Solved. I know that this post was so 5 months ago or so but I solved it! Just make sure that you installed the Launch Manager for Windows 7(even if your OS is Win8) and install the RF Button helper by Dritek driver(for some models only, like my Aspire V5-471g) in the Acer Drivers Section and make sure it enabled in startup.
In windows 8 Open device manager. At the top right Search box
Type in "Change how your keyboard works". Click on Change how your keyboard works.
Look for Turn on Toggle keys. Check Cap lock box. Done
This little problem was driving me sane. Now I get a beep when I hit caps lock by accident.
Un gros coup de colère.
Possesseur d'un portable ACER V5-571 , il m'est impossible de contrôler le passage du mode majuscule en minuscule ( et vice versa..)
pas de voyant sur le clavier, aucune indication sur l'écran qui puisse me permettre de voir le mode dans lequel je suis .
Je téléphone chez ACER qui me dit que la carte mère n'est pas prévue à cet effet avec le système d'exploitation windows 8 .
Si vous devez faire du traitement de texte, ou composer un code confidentiel, ou si vous êtes à plusieurs à travailler sur le même ordinateur..FUYEZ, FUYEZ, FUYEZ, FUYEZ, FUYEZ, surtout n'achetez pas ce " ERSATZ ", ou PC " canada Dry " cela en en a la couleur, l'odeur, l’allure, mais laisse un gout amer.
Donc un ordinateur portable à ne pas acheter sauf si vous aimez vous faire avoir ou être pris pour un dindon .
Pour ma part la chasse était ouverte et j'ai pris un gros coup de fusil.
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