Have you ever been typing and unknowingly and accidentally turned on or off your Num Lock, Scroll Lock or Caps Lock keys? Caps lock is obviously the more noticeable of the three, but it’s not nearly as noticeable when you accidentally disable your number pad by turning off the Num Lock key. We’re going to show you a handy trick that, when you press Caps Lock, Scroll Lock or Num Lock, Windows will play a sound. Be sure to follow along!

Turning on Toggle Keys


Windows calls this feature Toggle Keys. To turn them on, first click on Settings in the Start menu.


From there, you can head to Ease of Access > Keyboard. Under the “Keyboard” category, you should see a section called Toggle Keys.

It’s as simple as moving the slider under the Hear a tone when you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock section to “On.”

If you ever want to turn Toggle Keys off, there’s no need to go searching through the menus to find it again. By turning on the second selection, Turn on Toggle Keys by holding the NUM LOCK key for 5 seconds, you can turn Toggle Keys on and off by holding down the Num Lock key for five seconds.

This is the same process for Windows 8, although Windows 8 will not let you turn Toggle Keys on and off with the Num Lock key like Windows 10 does. You’ll have to go back though the menus and turn it on or off manually.

And that’s all there is to it! Now, whenever you press Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock, Windows show emit a sound to indicate the action.