I remember there used to be a caps lock icon in the system tray… I can no longer see it. I am using the latest version of KDE Neon. How do I get it back? I find it quite useful on laptop keyboards where it’s more convenient to look at the bottom right of the screen (which is where I have my system tray) than moving my hands over to look at the keyboard itself.
Right-click on the panel ; then “add graphical component”, then in the search line write “capslock”
It should be available in your System Tray settings - click the arrow to show the hidden items.
If you don’t see it there, the check your System Tray settings (right-click on the “<” icon)
Look for the Lock Key Status entry and make sure it isn’t set to be disabled or hidden.
I don’t see the item “Lock Keys Status” in my system tray settings. It’s not in my system tray either. Do I need to install something for this?
I just checked for the same and I can’t see one either.
Though, another installation of the same (EndeavourOS with different kernel) has no problem showing it.
I even updated it just to make sure it was not a regression.
I could have sworn it was there a few days ago, but then I can’t be sure because I use 2 installations and Not much of Caps Lock.
I’ll check the journal for any errors.
I don’t know. I never installed anything extra myself, though my neon User edition install on this PC is nearly a year old. I have never had to install something in the past.
It is definitely present in a virtual machine I spun up just now,
I actually use this feature to remind me to go and disable caps lock in System Settings
And… checking my ancient laptop, UI see it there as well.
User edition? Checking my Plasma 6 PC, running Testing, I don’t see this for sure there.
The icon looks like a console tv with a 1 in the center. It is called ‘lock key status’ and it can be configured for the caps lock and numlock keys. I didn’t know about it until today.
I’m using Kubuntu 24.04 alpha.
I installed this in July 2023:
Operating System: KDE neon 5.27
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.10
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.114.0
Qt Version: 5.15.12
Kernel Version: 6.5.0-14-generic (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 @ 3.00GHz
Memory: 31.1 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® Xe Graphics
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Product Name: XPS 13 9310
Check to make sure that you have the package
plasma-widgets-addons installed. This is the package that provides it.
That did it! Thank you