Enable Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock Warning in Windows

Have you ever faced a situation where you have unintentionally pressed the Caps Lock key and then proceeded to type? Or, have you faced a situation where you accidentally turned on the Number Lock key, and whatever you typed on the keyboard came out as numbers? Enabling the Scroll Lock can also be troublesome when you are in the middle of work, which requires scrolling the page up and down.

While the Caps Lock key, Num Lock key, or Scroll Lock keys are wonderful tools for achieving a specific target, unintentionally enabling them could be troublesome, especially when entering passwords. Therefore, knowing when these keys are on is ideal. So, in this post, we will look at how to obtain a warning when the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock is enabled in Windows 11/10.

Enable Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock Warning in Windows

Windows Accessibility settings allow you to enable the warning notice for Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock. Here are the steps to execute this suggestion:

In Windows 11/10, the Toggle keys in the Accessibility option in Windows Settings activate the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock warning sound. Follow the steps given below:

  • Open Windows Settings and click on the Accessibility option from the left pane. Next, scroll down and choose the Keyboard option under Interaction.

Choose Keyboard From the Accessibility Settings

  • Under Sticky, Filter, and Toggle keys, toggle on the Toggle keys option to enable warning sounds when you turn on Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock. You can turn the Toggle keys setting off anytime.

Enable Toggle Keys to Enable Warning Sound


Not knowing when you turn the Caps, Num, or Scroll Lock keys on can be troublesome. So, as mentioned in the article, when you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys, Windows will play an alert beep warning. This can be done via Windows Accessibility Settings. These notifications can help you avoid pressing these keys unintentionally.

What Is the Use of Enabling Toggle Keys?

It is an accessibility feature for those with vision impairment or cognitive challenges. The computer will sound when the locking keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock) are pressed when ToggleKeys is activated.

How Do I Know if the Caps Lock Is on or Off?

If you accidentally press the Caps Lock key, you can undo it by pressing it again. A built-in status indicator on many keyboards lights up when the Caps Lock key is pressed. This LED can be found directly on the key or, if there is one, on the keyboard’s status bar. When the caps lock is enabled, you can turn off the Toggle keys via Windows settings if you want a sound indicator.


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