No one keeps Caps on all the time. In fact, for many users, holding down the Shift key occasionally is more convenient than turning the Caps on and off. You might benefit from remapping the Caps key to a different function.
The physical Caps key on keyboards sometimes ‘lights up’ to indicate its On state or a light turns on somewhere on the keyboard to indicate that it is on. Much like these keyboard indicators, you might also see a Caps on notification on Windows 10.
Caps on notifications
The Caps On notification appears on the screen and it may look different than the one seen in the screenshot below. You may also see a notification for when you turn the num lock on/off.
Windows 10 does not show notifications for Caps on or off. If you’re seeing these notifications, it’s because of an app.
Turn off caps notification notifications
An app on your system is showing caps on/off notifications and unless you uninstall it, or turn this feature in the app off, they will continue to appear.
1. Uninstall enhancement apps
PC manufacturers are normally responsible for this; they install utilities that show these notifications.
- Open Control Panel.
- Go through the list of apps that are installed; look for an app from your laptop/desktop manufacturer.
- Select the app.
- Click the Uninstall button.
- Restart the system for good measure.
2. Turn off notifications form utilities
This again boils down to uninstalling apps that change how the keyboard works or try to improve it. Unfortunately, it’s not always a keyboard utility or an enhancement app that is responsible for the notification.
- Open the Settings app (Win+I keyboard shortcut).
- Go to System>Display.
- Click Advanced Display Settings.
- Click Display adapter properties.
- Go to the Screen configuration tab or the ‘On Screen Display’ tab.
- Uncheck the ‘Enable on screen display’ option.
- Click Apply.
Note: This setting may not appear on all devices. If you have a Lenovo PC, try this out.
3. Check advanced keyboard settings
If you’re unable to find the app that’s responsible for the caps lock notification, check the keyboard settings.
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to Hardware and Sound.
- Click Keyboard.
- Go to the Advanced keyboard settings tab.
- Look for and turn off the option for showing caps notifications.
Windows 10 doesn’t have a shortage of apps that can show a caps lock on or off notification. Users who need these notifications can take their pick. Lots of PC manufacturers push apps on to users and not many users are aware that they’re responsible for these notifications.