showing CAPSLOCK state on display

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Jun 20 14:17:07 UTC 2013

In the last episode (Jun 20), Polytropon said:
> 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. :-)

xkbvleds and xkbwatch might also do what you want, with no extra
dependencies apart from X itself.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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