Caps/Num Lock with MessageTray notifications 1.0

UUID: betterlock
Score: 7


This is derived from the Caps/Num Lock applet by dalcde, modified to display notifications in the Message Tray when the state of the Caps or Num lock key changes.

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  1. amcollie says:

    1 month ago

    Good Entelechy, I thank you for creating this app. I have to that there is a problem installing your on Linux Mint 17.1. It is installed to the directory /home/acollie/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/betterlock however it is looking for the path /home/acollie/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/betterlock@entelechy. This can be fixed easily by renaming the directory betterlock to betterlock@entelechy. I hope that this helps anyone who is having the same problem, were it is reported that this applet has a problem loading.

  2. Solipse says:

    10 months ago

    Hi, The download works fine, but when installing from the cinnamon assistant it sets up badly. The folder is named betterlock instead of betterlock@entelechy so it doesn't load and cannot be uninstalled from the assistant. Same for the original Caps/Num Lock applet Thanks for this, awesome applet for cordless keyboards =]

  3. highwind says:

    11 months ago

    but, the num lock will not be turned off on my ThinkPad T420 by using Fn+ScrLK

  4. highwind says:

    11 months ago

    @maihoaomv, I think it work in LM16.

  5. maihoaomv says:

    11 months ago

    needs to fixed/updated to work with LM16

  6. Madmanrb says:

    1 year ago

    Doesnt work in later versions, needs a fork.

  7. legion1978 says:

    1 year ago

    This is nice. Improves usability. Can you make an applet that plays a sound on every keypress? something like this Thanks

  8. ColtonDRG says:

    1 year ago

    Thank you so much for making this! It works really well and it has made my computer a lot more usable. My laptop (for whatever stupid reason) does not have a caps lock LED, making it hard to know if it is on or off. this applet has solved my problem. I do wish there was a way to disable it showing the numlock thing though, because my computer does not even have a numlock button, rendering it useless. Overall good applet though. :D

  9. Epileg says:

    2 years ago

    Awesome applet! I just have a problem with "Caps lock" menu switch. If I use it, the caps led do not change, but the system changes the case, so menu switch follows the Caps lock key (properly changes its state), but don't when click on caps lock menu switch. I don't know if it's an applet bug. Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. keyboard with PS/2 connector.