Num Lock/Caps Lock indicator with MessageTray notifications

by Unknown

UUID: betterlock
Score: 11
Last edited: 1 day ago
Last commit: 37eef82c80d1da61b785bc8e68e8e71190b1f943



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

13 Comments

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7 months ago
It doesn’t work on Cinnamon 2.8, because, it creates the directory "~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/betterlock", instead of the expected one "~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/betterlock@entelechy".
If you change the name of directory, then it works.

To make it work,
execute following commend :

mv ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/betterlock ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/betterlock@entelechy
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8 months ago
Don't work on Cinnamon 2.8!
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1 year ago
@amcollie thanks for the tip for fixing install location. Works on 17.2 as well.
@Entelechy thanks for producing this applet. It solves my problem with my laptop's lack of status indicators.
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1 year ago
Just registered in order to thank amcollie below. I also could not get this to work on 17.1 and their solution fixed it, Thanks! I have a wireless keyboard with no indication of caps lock status so this is an essential applet.
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1 year 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.
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2 years 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 =]
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2 years ago
but, the num lock will not be turned off on my ThinkPad T420 by using Fn+ScrLK
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2 years ago
@maihoaomv, I think it work in LM16.
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2 years ago
needs to fixed/updated to work with LM16
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2 years ago
Doesnt work in later versions, needs a fork.
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3 years ago
This is nice. Improves usability.
Can you make an applet that plays a sound on every keypress? something like this https://www.grc.com/freeware/clickey.htm

Thanks
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3 years 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
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4 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.