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It is easy to accidentally hit the Num Lock key or the
Caps Lock key on a computer keyboard. Some keyboards even don't have
lights to indicate whether these keys are on or off. This results in
annoying input errors. The purpose of KeyStatus
is to display the current status of the Num Lock key and/or the Caps Lock
key in the notification area of the Windows taskbar. The program can also
play a sound when the status of these keys changes.
KeyStatus is a 64-bit program for Windows. It has been tested on Windows 10 and 11.
|Example with dark icons: Num Lock and Caps Lock on
|Example with light icons: Num Lock and Caps Lock off
KeyStatus_100_setup.exe installs the program
for all users on a computer. Administrative rights are required for the
installation. During installation, a shortcut in the Windows Autostart
group is created for all users, or only for the current user.
In case the program icon is hidden after the first installation, click with the mouse at the up arrow in the Windows taskbar. Then a small window with icons will open. Use the mouse to drag the program icon from there to the notification area of the taskbar.
A new version of the program can simply be installed “over” the old version.
At the moment you can choose between German and English.
If you want to translate the program into another language, please use one of the files in the Lang subdirectory as a template and save your file there, too. The file format is UTF-8 with BOM. After a restart of the program this language will be available.
I would be glad if you send me your translated language file. I'll offer it for download on my website, and the next version of the program will automatically support this language.
You are only allowed to use or distribute this software,
if you accept the following license.
KeyStatus is copyright 2023 by the author Jürgen Lüthje, all rights are reserved.
2. Right to use
KeyStatus is freeware. You may use the program free of charge privately and commercially.
You may copy and distribute the software and its documentation, as long as the file KeyStatus_100_setup.exe is not modified. This means, among other things, that you are not allowed to rename the file, or to split it into pieces.
Without clear written permission from the author, you are not allowed to distribute this program as part of a ZIP archive or another file, to sell it, or to enclose it with a commercial program or a commercial collection of programs. The program may be distributed as part of freeware/shareware collections, e.g. on accompanying DVDs of computer magazines, though.
You are not entitled to support by the author. However, the author tries to answer inquiries by e-mail.
This software is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The author does not accept responsibility or liability for any effects, adverse or otherwise, that this code may have on you or your computer. Use it at your own risk.
J. Lüthje, 4. December 2023