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    Default Caps lock state notification doesn't work.

    Hello forum,

    I have just installed openSUSE 12.3 KDE 64bit on my laptop which doesn't have an indicator for caps lock state.

    I went to config desktop->Application and System Notification->Application tab->Event source: Accessibility-> A lock key has been activated->play a sound

    However after pressing apply, this function doesn't work. I tried other notification option such as "show a message in a popup". These all don't work.

    The Caps lock key itself works without problem, but it seems the state change event can't be detected by the KDE system.

    But I have another openSUSE installed on my external hard drive that is shown in my signature, this function works without problem at all.

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    Default Re: Caps lock state notification doesn't work.

    In addition, all the keys like modifier keys (alt, shift) don't work with notification either. I don't know where this is related to.

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    I can confirm that I have the same problem. Well, not really a problem, as I've never used this setting before. But having a sound notification for CapLock seems like a valuable thing, so I decided to try it. Anyway, doesn't work, just like the OP says. The sound *does* play if you click the test button, so it's not like the sound file is missing. And the pop-up notification also doesn't work, so it must just not be noticing the key press. I'm on 12.3 64-bit KDE 4.10.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMT View Post
    I can confirm that I have the same problem. Well, not really a problem, as I've never used this setting before. But having a sound notification for CapLock seems like a valuable thing, so I decided to try it. Anyway, doesn't work, just like the OP says. The sound *does* play if you click the test button, so it's not like the sound file is missing. And the pop-up notification also doesn't work, so it must just not be noticing the key press. I'm on 12.3 64-bit KDE 4.10.3.
    I just found out the problem. In addition to what I have done above, you need to go to configure desktop->accessibility->Tab 'modifier keys'->Tick the last line "use KDE's system notification mechanism whenever..."

    I don't remember I had to do this second step when I configured the other suse a few months ago. Maybe it's some new change. But it is not logical and it should have notified people when the first step is set.

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    Default Re: Caps lock state notification doesn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
    I just found out the problem. In addition to what I have done above, you need to go to configure desktop->accessibility->Tab 'modifier keys'->Tick the last line "use KDE's system notification mechanism whenever..."

    I don't remember I had to do this second step when I configured the other suse a few months ago. Maybe it's some new change. But it is not logical and it should have notified people when the first step is set.
    Good sleuthing. I *never* would have looked there.

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