Caps Lock indicator panel plugin

Marshall Neill ramien43 at
Sat Jan 24 14:23:35 CET 2015

I know that Windows had a feature that if you enabled some 
'Accessibility options' you could have 'Beep' when you pressed the 
CapsLock key.  Would be nice to have a feature such as that on Xfce in 
the Accessibility Settings.

On 01/24/2015 12:27 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:30:46 -0300, Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:33:20 +0100 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> I never used a laptop, however, this is broken by design.
>> Care to be more specific ?
> Most computer keyboards are based on the style of a typewriter
> keyboard, just a few exceptions don't fake a typewriter. The software
> doesn't care what kind of keyboard we use. It's the task of the
> keyboard hardware to be designed correctly and software shouldn't be
> needed to complete unfinished keyboards. IOW a real
> mechanical non-electrical typewriter's caps lock key is hold down by the
> typewriter's mechanic, so if a computer keyboard does use the same
> layout, resp. fakes to be a real typewriter keyboard, the caps lock key
> should have a LED. If there isn't a LED, it's a wrong design.
> For a computer there's absolutely no need to use the old qwerty/qwertz
> typewriter layout, it's just common because it's good to provide a
> work-flow people are used to. This work-flow includes a signal on the
> keyboard that shows when caps lock is enabled or disabled. It could be a
> mechanical hold down key or a LED. If such a signal is missing on the
> keyboard, the keyboard is crap.
> Software that displays "Num Lock", "Caps Lock" and "Scroll Lock" on
> the monitor is a weak workaround. If a user does look at the keyboard,
> the user needs this information when looking at the keyboard, there
> shouldn't be the need to move the head and take a look at the monitor.
> What's wrong with this pot
> ?
> It the bad design of the pot. Such designs are nice for private usage,
> but unusable for professional work-flows.
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