showing CAPSLOCK state on display

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jun 20 13:33:13 UTC 2013

On Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:19:01 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> I'm running 10-CURRENT on my small netbook EeePC 900; the device has
> only a set of four lights (powered on, battery loading, disk i/o, WLAN) and
> no indicator more, especially not for CAPSLOCK. So you don't know the
> state of it and have to try in in a terminal (which sometimes gives
> funny results when you write something with vim); some days ago I saw on
> a Windows 7 laptop that it showed CAPSLOCK in some small overlay text
> on-screen on the right sight. That would be just what I wanted for my
> KDE3 desktop... any ideas?

Maybe something like this is suitable?

Port:   gai-leds-0.6_6
Path:   /usr/ports/sysutils/gai-leds
Info:   A GAI applet that displays the keyboard status leds

Port:   gkleds2-0.8.2_6
Path:   /usr/ports/sysutils/gkleds2
Info:   GKrellM Leds for CapsLock, NumLock and ScrollLock

But don't look at the dependency lists, they're terrible. :-)

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