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Re: bug#2827: Can't use Caps Lock on Windows


From: Michael Hoffman
Subject: Re: bug#2827: Can't use Caps Lock on Windows
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 10:12:50 -0500
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
From: Michael Hoffman <address@hidden>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 09:20:28 -0500

Jason Rumney wrote:

 > I'm unable to reproduce this on any version of Emacs I currently have
 > installed (21.3, 22.3 or 22.0.92). The earlier report was using 20.7,
 > so I would expect to see the bug in at least 21.3 if it was
 > consistently reproducible.
 >
 > Is there any other software running on your system that might
 > affect keyboard handling in subtle ways?

I am using a ThinkPad X60 and whenever I press caps lock a small window
pops up at the bottom right of the screen to tell me so.

Can you find out what is the application that displays this small window?

While trying to figure this problem out (which I have experienced for months), I seem to have fixed it. Don't know exactly what I did, but the most likely suspect is this:

1. Start ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility
2. Options...
3. Check Disable Keyboard Customizer
4. OK
5. Close
6. Start ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility
7. Options...
8. Uncheck Disable Keyboard Customizer
9. OK
10. Close

I am asking what is causing the pop-up for future reference here:

http://forums.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=74951

Since the problem now seems to be fixed, it seems you can mark this bug invalid. Sorry about the inconvenience.


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