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How to enable feedback sound for Lock keys on Windows 10

Windows 10 enable sound for Caps and Num presses
Windows 10 enable sound for Caps and Num presses (Image credit: Windows Central)

On Windows 10, you can configure the keyboard settings to play a sound whenever you (intentionally or accidentally) press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys. Usually, this will come in handy to make you aware that one of the keys has been enabled, so you do not, for example, end up suddenly start typing everything in capital letters or accidentally disable the number pad.

Whatever the reason it might be, Windows 10 makes it easy to manage the sounds for the Lock keys from the Ease of Access settings.

In this Windows 10 guide, we will walk you through the steps to enable or disable sounds when pressing one of the Lock keys on your device.

How to enable sound for Caps Lock or Num Lock keys

To enable feedback sound when pressing the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Ease of Access.
  3. Click on Keyboard.
  4. Under the "Use Toggle Keys" setting, turn on the Play a sound whenever you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock toggle switch.

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  1. (Optional) Check the Allow the shortcut key to start Toggle Keys option.Quick note: When enabling this option, you can turn the feature on or off by pressing the "Num Lock" key for five seconds.

Once you complete the steps, whenever you press one of the Lock keys intentionally or accidentally, the system will play a sound, letting you know one of the keys has been pressed.

How to disable sound for Caps Lock or Num Lock keys

To disable sound for the Lock keys on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Ease of Access.
  3. Click on Keyboard.
  4. Under the "Use Toggle Keys" setting, turn off the Play a sound whenever you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock toggle switch.

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After you complete the steps, Windows 10 will no longer play a sound whenever a Lock key is pressed.

More Windows 10 resources

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Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.

3 Comments
  • What about when you LOCK the computer?
  • It's a cool feature and I imagine helpful to many people, but the sounds are too retro for me!
  • I made a special decision. I will use Linux Lite 5.4. I will not use Windows 10 or Windows 11.