This document is available on the Internet at:  http://urbanmainframe.com/folders/blog/20051224/folders/blog/20051224/

OS X Annoyance #1: CAPS LOCK

Date:  24th December, 2005

Tags:

Why, oh why doesn't OS X have a Caps Lock notification (beep)? This is one of the few things I miss since my transition from Windows to OS X.

I am sick of accidentally hitting CAPS LOCK IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE, THEN HAVING TO RETYPE WHAT I HAVE ALREADY WRITTEN.

I can find absolutely nothing in preferences relating to caps lock notification nor can I find any third-party software to accomplish the same - surely a simple task, despite hours of Googling.

Someone please, please point me to a fix for this serious usability omission.

Note: I know I can remap the caps lock key, but that's not what I want to do as I do use caps lock occasionally.


UPDATE (6th May, 2006): At last, I have a caps lock notification... thanks to John Woodward for his stress-relieving CAPS Warn program.