Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10

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    18 Jul 2015 Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017 at 21:28

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    How to Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10

    information   Information
    When you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys on your keyboard, it will toggle turning on and off Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to hear a tone when you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock toggle keys for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Control Panel
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone using a REG file



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    Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Settings

    1. Open the Settings app, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    2. Click/tap on Keyboard on the left side, and turn on or off (default) to Hear a tone when you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock under Toggle Keys. (see screenshot below)

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    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Control Panel

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

    2. Click/tap on either the Make the keyboard easier to use or Make it easier to focus on tasks settings link. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Turn on Toggle Keys for what you want set, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the string value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\ToggleKeys
    Flags string value

    58 = off
    59 = on


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Toggle Keys Tone

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Toggle_Keys_Tone.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Toggle Keys Tone

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Toggle_Keys_Tone.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. Sign out and sign in to your account to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    01 Aug 2015 #1
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    thanks
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  2.    25 Mar 2016 #2
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    I don't get any sound - I have default sound scheme configured
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  3.    25 Mar 2016 #3
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    Hello pjd,

    Does your sound work otherwise?

    For now, check to make sure it's turned on in all options.
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  4.    27 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello pjd,

    Does your sound work otherwise?

    For now, check to make sure it's turned on in all options.
    No, not for Windows sounds, haven't heard a peep from it in years

    But your hint reminded me that I've had Systems Sounds squelched to zilch in the 'sound mixer' - for decades

    The Window's feature is pretty useless though, by the time it squeaks at me, I've typed half a page in ALL CAPS.

    I've been using a gadget called Toggler, it gives visual and sound indication. When I saw the Win10 setting I thought ah-ha I might be able pension Toggler off. Toggler does have a small delay between me hitting Caps/Num lock and hearing the sound, but nothing like the delay in Windows. Maybe its because the speaker is on a BT dongle. I guess I'll keep Toggler-ing along.

    Cheers pjd
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  5.    27 Mar 2016 #5
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    Could be. Do you have a speaker that you can connect directly to test with? Perhaps a built-in speaker in a monitor?
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  6.    27 Mar 2016 #6
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    Attached some earplugs via the front audio jacks - same delays, Toggler short, Windows long, same wav file. And it's not the wav file(s), I checked them with Audacity for any starting silence or hi-lo transients. Maybe its the sound 'card' on the mobo

    What I forgot to mention is that Num Lock produces no sound with Windows, only Caps Lock.

    But even if it did work, without the delays, I'd either have to create a sound scheme just for this feature, or put up with Windows playing chimes, dinging bells, pressing buzzers every time I did anything.

    In an ideal world of course, a discrete audio indication of a lock key press would be built into the keyboard as an opt-in/out option - IBM should have thought of it - so we'll blame them

    I'm happy to stick with Toggler - functionally it does what I want -- no more, no less. As a result of this exercise I've played around with its settings to good effect, I'd been running at defaults. One of the settings it has is to set a delay on the CapsLock toggle; so to toggle it, one has to hold it down for a bit (the 'bit' is configurable), sadly there's not something similar for NumLock.

    Thanks for you help, it's been very useful.

    Take care - pjd
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  7.    27 Mar 2016 #7
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    It's odd that caps lock would produce a sound and not num lock since this is a global setting for all toggle keys.
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