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Disable Caps-lock notification on screen

Aceruser800813Aceruser800813 Posts: 3Member
edited March 2018 in Windows 10

Does anyone know how to disable the big padlock indicator on screen when i press the Capslock/numlock key?

I find it annoying when it pops up while I'm gaming.

 

I have a asus aspire F5-573G with windows 10

Best Answer

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,147 Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    go to

    C:\Program files\Acer\acer quick access\images

    rename the CapsLock_OFF CapsLock_ON NumLock_ON NumLock_OFF files on each of the numbered folder and the overlay will be gone

    I'm not an Acer employee.

FAQ & Answers

  • Hi,

    Go to Control Panel, Ease of Access, Ease of Access Centre and then select Change how your keyboard works.

    Untick the check mark for Turn on Toggle keys. HTH.

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  • Aceruser800813Aceruser800813 Posts: 3Member

    I already turned the sound of. But how do I switch the visual indicater off?

     

    it's a big padlock symbol in the middle of my screen.

  • Sorry, I am running out of ideas, please wait for someone else to post any suggestions.

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,147ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    go to

    C:\Program files\Acer\acer quick access\images

    rename the CapsLock_OFF CapsLock_ON NumLock_ON NumLock_OFF files on each of the numbered folder and the overlay will be gone

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • Aceruser800813Aceruser800813 Posts: 3Member

    Very helpful, thank you!

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,147ACE Trailblazer

    You welcome. Smiley Happy

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • FrankerZFrankerZ Posts: 1Member New User

    1. Click the start menu

    2. Type msconfig and run

    3. Locate "Quick Access Service" and uncheck.

    4. Restart

     

    No need to rename files as a band-aid.

  • Barrientos23Barrientos23 Posts: 1Member New User
    FrankerZ said:

    1. Click the start menu

    2. Type msconfig and run

    3. Locate "Quick Access Service" and uncheck.

    4. Restart

     

    No need to rename files as a band-aid.

    HELPFUL TY DUDE !
  • BJAYBJAY Posts: 4Member New User
    HOW TO REMOVE THE CAPS LOCK SIGN IN SCREEN WHILE PLAYING GAME ????

  • BJAYBJAY Posts: 4Member New User
    can anyone tell me i cant play game its so irritating


  • BJAYBJAY Posts: 4Member New User
    IronFly said:

    go to

    C:\Program files\Acer\acer quick access\images

    rename the CapsLock_OFF CapsLock_ON NumLock_ON NumLock_OFF files on each of the numbered folder and the overlay will be gone


  • BJAYBJAY Posts: 4Member New User
    not working

  • William76William76 Posts: 1Member New User
    IronFly said:

    go to

    C:\Program files\Acer\acer quick access\images

    rename the CapsLock_OFF CapsLock_ON NumLock_ON NumLock_OFF files on each of the numbered folder and the overlay will be gone

    Oh my gosh THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This works PERFECTLY for me and I love it. THANKS! *Now if only I could get rid of that pesky System32 virus...*
  • Das_BeaterDas_Beater Posts: 1Member New User
    @BJAY The renaming worked once before for me. This time I deleted those numbered folders and emptied my Recycle Bin. It is gone for me, now.
  • Hoover1979Hoover1979 Posts: 1Member New User
    edited July 2018
    I just went to "C:\Program files\Acer\acer quick access\images" and renamed the "images" folder to "images2".  The entire annoying overlay system is disabled, and the process is non-destructive.  This way if I did want the overlay back (which I don't) I just rename the "images2" folder back to "images"
  • gshackleboltgshacklebolt Posts: 1Member New User
    Many of the solutions mentioned above will work and fix the problem but they might be a little troublesome as you may want that feature enabled in the future and deleting system files might not be good for you.
    I have a better solution. I have tried this only on Windows 10 so if you're looking for a solution for some other version of Windows then it might not work, but give it a try anyways.

    Steps to disable padlock capslock/numlock notification sign:

    1. Click on start button and open "Task scheduler".
    2. If not already expanded then expand Active Tasks.
    3. Locate Quick Access and double click it.
    4. On the next screen that appears, select Quick Access.
    5. In the right pane under Selected item, click "disable".
    This will prevent QALauncher.exe from starting automatically every-time a user logs in. 
    If anytime in the future you want to re-activate it follow the steps below.


    Steps to enable padlock capslock/numlock notification sign:

    Case 1:

    1. Click on start button and open "Task scheduler".
    2. On the left pane, go to Task Scheduler Library. 
    3. Locate Quick Access and select it. (If you can't find Quick Access goto Case 2)
    4.  In the right pane under Selected item "enable".

    Case 2:

    if you can't find Quick Access in the Task Scheduler Library then you will have to manually create a task. 
    Follow the steps below:
    1. In the task scheduler on the right pane, click on "Create Task..."
    2. In the Text box next to Name enter Quick Access
      In the Description enter This task is for Quick Access.
      Under Security options click on Change User or Group... , in the dialog box that appears enter "users" and then click on Check names buttons. Then Click on OK.
      Next to Configure for label choose "Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2"
    3. Now go to the Triggers tab click on New... button, then next to the Begin the task label choose At log on from the drop-down menu. 
      Under settings select Any User, then click on OK.
    4. Under Actions tab click on New... button. Next to Actions label from the drop down menu select Start a program.
      In setting below Program/Script click on browse button then go to C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Quick Access  and select QALauncher.exe click on Open then Click on OK. (If you can't find it then go to Case 3)
    5. In the Conditions Tab Uncheck everything.
    6. In the Settings Tab uncheck the 4th checkbox that says "Stop the task if it runs longer than"
      In the last drop down below "If the task is already running, then the following rule applies:" Select "Run a new instance in parallel"
    7. Click on OK

    Case 3:

    If you can't locate C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Quick Access\QALauncher.exe then you need to install Acer Quick Access. Go to the Official Acer website at the bottom under Resources there is a link to Software, click on it. On the next page Under Windows click on Discover more. On the next page you'll find the link to download Acer Quick Access. Just install it no further steps will be needed. I have provided a direct link to the download page too http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/software-windowstools
  • fikfik Posts: 1Member New User
    IronFly said:

    go to

    C:\Program files\Acer\acer quick access\images

    rename the CapsLock_OFF CapsLock_ON NumLock_ON NumLock_OFF files on each of the numbered folder and the overlay will be gone

    WORKINGGGG 
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