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Caps Lock Notification

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?

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  • PersianBoyPersianBoy Posts: 7Member

    The software called ''Dritek LaunchManager'' 

  • SnowshoeSnowshoe Posts: 2Member

    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?

     

  • EmbassyEmbassy Posts: 3Member

    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.

  • SnowshoeSnowshoe Posts: 2Member

    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.

  • rupertraphaelrupertraphael Posts: 10Member

    New problem for my Aspire V5.

  • rupertraphaelrupertraphael Posts: 10Member

    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.

  • joseph2237joseph2237 Posts: 1Member

    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.

  • barnierbarnier Posts: 3Member

    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.

  • Phil-3Phil-3 Posts: 1,182Member Practitioner

    Hello barnier,

    The Acer Community is a global peer to peer support forum where users share their experiences and expertise with Acer products.

    Because of the multi-national nature of our community, we ask that users post in English, as that is the most common language to all users. By doing this, our members are more likely to get a response to their question, and those answers will be available to the entire community as a resource.

    Thanks!

  • LehoLeho Posts: 525Member

    Joseph

    I have Windows 8 and can get into Device Manager. But, there is no search box in the upper right or anywhere else.  Still trying to solve this.

     

    BTW  Phil: Barnier's English translation posting is under -- V5 -- Dropping Internet.  That is one seriously upset gentleman.

    Leho

  • anrayanray Posts: 2Member

    Leho wrote:

    Joseph

    I have Windows 8 and can get into Device Manager. But, there is no search box in the upper right or anywhere else.  Still trying to solve this.

     

    BTW  Phil: Barnier's English translation posting is under -- V5 -- Dropping Internet.  That is one seriously upset gentleman.

    Leho


    Leho, here is the answer

  • anrayanray Posts: 2Member

    rupertraphael wrote:

    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.


    Unfortunately I wasn't able to find RF Button helper by Dritek driver even for Aspire V5-471g.

    rupertraphael, please point out where it could be found.

  • rupertraphaelrupertraphael Posts: 10Member

    Actually, I just found it on the Acer website, it was a driver for Windows 7 of the Acer Aspire V5-471G. Unfortunately my hotkeys for volume, next and pause malfunctioned so I decided to reinstall the original Dritek driver for the RF Button.

  • bonniestribonniestri Posts: 1Member
  • nelsonnoblenelsonnoble Posts: 1Member

    Thanks a lot.

  • bjgrndma41bjgrndma41 Posts: 1Member

    Has anyone found an answer to this problem?  It presents a problem when typing in password and don't know if in lower case or upper case.

  • amardeoguptaamardeogupta Posts: 1Member

    Iam not getting Caps Lock Notification

  • dasvondasvon Posts: 1Member

    On the Acer Aspire V5, you may hold the Number lock key down for 5 seconds to get a choice screen to turn "beep" indicator on or off, for all CAP, NUM L, and Scroll Lock keys.  Not very helpful in a loud environment, but it's something.  It might occasionally turn off/reset as well so repeating the chore might be needed.

    To tickle setting, go to Control Panel*/ Ease of access / ease of access center / make the keyboard easier to use **

     

    Find "Make it easier to use"  then tickle "Turn on Toggle Keys" 

    As always, remember to click "Apply" first, then "OK"

     

    _______________________________________________

    *   To shortcut to Control Panel, hover pointer on bottom left of screen until mini-"Start" icon appears, right-click and find Control Panel in the menu among other shortcuts.

    **   Shortcut -- At Ease of Access Center you may find "Make Keyboard easier...." under the heading. 

  • Ola1Ola1 Posts: 1Member

     

    I used this to solove the problem 

     

    http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers Just choose your software and download, then scroll down and choose LManager.exe it should work Smiley Happy

  • n2gcn2gc Posts: 104Member

    I have been using this small utility for caps lock on a 5742 using W7 Pro and it works

    well. The 5742 doesn't have a caps lock light or indicator built into from Acer, so

    one have to come up with something.

     

    This program will place a red "x" or green "check" in the taskbar letting you know if you're

    in caps lock and will also produce a small "beep" after a few letters typed in if in caps lock.

     

    Works really well for me and hopefully others,

     

    http://caps-lock.software.informer.com/4.2/

  • dirtracer2448dirtracer2448 Posts: 1Member

    I know this thread is old but I hope this still helps.

     

    Open the start menu and search "msconfig" and click on the program. 

     

    Click on the start up tab and scroll down to find the launch manager program by Dritek Systems and check the according box. This will set the program to run on startup.

     

    Click apply changes and restart the computer and you should be set. 

  • CrystalTutsCrystalTuts Posts: 2Member

    Hi

    I had the same problem for a while and after hours of research I finally fixed it... and I made a video on youtube to show everyone how to solve it.. Have a nice day Smiley Happy

    https://youtu.be/Xy2DaebGi8E

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