Num Lock/Caps Lock indicator with notifications

UUID: betterlock
Last edited:
6 months ago 2019-02-11, 22:07 UTC
Last commit: [e287f80a] betterlock: Update sv.po (#2310)

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

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Jose Maria CL
Jose Maria CL-1 week ago
So helpful. I have a generic keyboard and the light isn't responding well, this applet helps me a lot.
blueray453-3 months ago
There is something magical about this applet. I just stare at the icon and keep hitting the caps lock button. Light turns on, light turns off, light turns on, light turns off, light turns on, light turns off, light turns on, light turns off, light turns on, light turns off, light turns on, light turns off, light turns on, light turns off, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, :) , :(, happy, sad, happy, sad.............
ledufff-1 year ago
cpjeanpaul-1 year ago
Better than indicator-keylock ;)
minyaen-1 year ago
Functions as advertised!
SlashTray-1 year ago
Nice and useful applet - especially on laptops missing corresponding leds, thank you!
Dominik JZ
Dominik JZ-1 year 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-1 year 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
Antonio Fernandez-2 years ago
works as expected
Gabriel Borges
Gabriel Borges-2 years 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-1 year ago
I changed the applet to use symbolic icons instead of full color icons. This makes the icons better visible.
Joaquin-2 years 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