Num Lock/Caps Lock indicator with notifications

UUID: betterlock
Last edited:
3 months ago 2018-04-15, 19:56 UTC
Last commit: [9eac0332] betterlock: enable locks on click also when both icons are visible (#1776)

Shows whether caps lock/num lock is on, and displays a notification when these change.

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ledufff-3 months ago
cpjeanpaul-5 months ago
Better than indicator-keylock ;)
minyaen-7 months ago
Functions as advertised!
SlashTray-8 months ago
Nice and useful applet - especially on laptops missing corresponding leds, thank you!
Dominik JZ
Dominik JZ-9 months ago
Hello, thank you very much for such a useful tool. And thank you for changing the light grey to a stronger one, too. Anyway, I have another feature request. What about an option that makes the app beep on changes of the Caps/Num Lock status? Since I don't watch the right top or bottom corner while writing. So I would appreciate such a feature very much! Thank you! Demal
NikoKrause-9 months ago
You can activate sound for notifications in Cinnamon itself: Menu -> Preferences -> Sound -> Sound Effects -> Showing notifications Turn on the switch for »Showing notifications«. You can even choose your own sound file.
Antonio Fernandez
works as expected
Gabriel Borges
Gabriel Borges-1 year ago
Thanks for this very useful applet. However, in a light gray panel it's very difficult to see the difference when it' on or off. Is there a way I could customize it (a css tweak maybe) to make it a little darker when num/caps are active? Thanks!
NikoKrause-10 months ago
I changed the applet to use symbolic icons instead of full color icons. This makes the icons better visible.
Joaquin-1 year ago
Grabiel, an easy way to do it is by changing/editting the icons the applet uses. Not to steal betterlock's spotlight but i have done the exact same thing