Toggle keys beep alert

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How to Turn the Toggle Keys Beep Alert On or Off in Vista
Synopsis
This will show you how to turn the beep tone alert on or off for when you press either the Num Lock, Caps Lock, or Scroll Lock keys.
How to Turn the Toggle Keys Beep Alert On or Off in Vista


information   Information
This will show you how to turn the beep tone alert on or off for when you press either the Num Lock, Caps Lock, or Scroll Lock keys.
Note   Note
This can be helpful when turned on to let you know if you accidentally pressed one of the lock keys.



Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)​
2. Click on the Ease of Access Center icon.​
3. Click on the Make the keyboard easier to use link. (See screenshot below)​
Ease Center.jpg

4. To Turn Toggle Keys On
A) Check Turn on Toggle Keys. (See screenshot below step 6)​
NOTE: Check Turn on Toggle Keys by holding down the NUM LOCK key for 5 seconds to be able to turn toggle keys ON or OFF manually.
B) Go to step 6.​

5. To Turn Toggle Keys Off
A) Uncheck Turn on Toggle Keys. (See screenshot below step 6)​

6. Click on the Save button.​
Check.jpg

7. Close window from below step 3.​
That's it,
Shawn



 
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And if you select "Turn on Toggle Keys" (Vista Ultimate) and the alert still does not work, does anyone have any more information
 
Hi Dutchy, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I know this is a duh question, but did you click on the Apply or Save button afterwards to apply the setting change?

What type of keyboard do you have? Perhaps someone with the same one may have a suggestion to offer as well.

Shawn
 
"I know this is a duh question". Now there's the quote of the week :p

Brink, I hit apply, went back redid it, hit save then apply, rebooted, removed the setting, reapplied the setting, checked the bios, looked underneath the table (just in case), gave up and had a Zambucca shot instead. The keyboard is a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 combo. My laptop is in a port replicator with an additional monitor, but even so, the alert still does not work when I remove the laptop and use only the laptop keyboard.

I even went through the registry, but couldn't find anything (yet) that screams change this setting to make it work.
 
Strange. I must admit that I do not know why it would not work for you. :(

You might alsos post this in the General Discussion forum to see what the other members may suggest as a hopeful solution for you.

Shawn
 
That was quick, don't you sleep? It's not just me there are three of us here with the same set up, and it won't work on any of the three machines. We all have complete access to the machines, so no security/permissions issues, might have to head back to that Zambucca !

Lets try a different way to look at this, have you tried to change the sound that is played when you hit caps lock?
 
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LOL, sometimes I sleep, not often. ;)

There is no option to change the sound it makes as far as I can see though.
 
:confused: Ok Then, maybe it's something about the Dell Precision's (doubt it though), If I come up with anything I'll post it here.
 
I finally got around to doing a bit more testing, and found it is actually a problem with the Dell machines. When in the port replicator it does not allow the system beep to be heard. I have tried this on about 10 Dell machines now and all do the same thing. In the replicator no sound, out of it the beep now works. I have asked Dell, they say it is Windows issue with audio drivers & Microsoft didn't even respond. So there you go, it is a problem with the port replicators and I have no fix until someone issues a driver update.

That was exciting wasn't it. :p
 
Dutchy,

Thank you for posting back your results and findings. As a rule of thumb it is usually always the device driver makers fault for not making the driver work with the OS.

I hope they have one for you soon.

Shawn
 
VISTA USES THE SPEAKERS OF THE PC NOT THE SYSTEM BEEP SOUND LIKE IN XP
HOW IN THE H_LL CAN I GET THE SYSTEM BEEP TO FUNCTION. i HAVE A HEARING IMPAIRED CHILD TO TAKE CARE OF AND THE FREQUENCY THE SYSTEM BEEP RUNS ON IS THE ONLY SOUND HE IS EASILY ABLE TO HEAR


when i say system beep i am referring to the sound your comp makes internal (NOT FROM THE SPEAKERS)
 
Hello DSW,

There is no way to have this beed from the internal speaker connected to the motherboard.

The only thing that I can think if is to change the default sounds for each sound event to one that he may be able to hear instead. You might also look in the Ease of Access Center in the Control Panel for more options that may help make the computer easier for him to use as well.

EAC.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
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