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CapSee is a small utility that let's you see when you bump the caps lock key. Identical to the built-in Mac OS notification bezels, like volume and screen brightness, CapSee presents a bezel whenever you enable caps lock... preventing the accidental caps lock forever!

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Now Supports Spaces.
  • Users may now hide the menu icon through a configuration menu.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Macsweep Member IconReview+66

Love it!

For those who like this little application, but don't like the menubar icon:
1. Select Hide from the menubar icon
2. In the Finder go to ~/Library/Preferences/
3. Select "com.threemagination.capssee.plist"
4. Get Info (cmd+i)
5. Check the "lock" box in the Get Info window. Now all subsequent launches of CapSee will be hidden.

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Version 1.2
Kiddailey Member IconReview+15

Two things would make this the best caps lock indicator out of those available:

* Make the menubar icon indicate the status

* Make the icon more user friendly -- a diagonal slash through it when disabled, for example

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Version 1.2
Pukky Member IconReview+120

Useless. It's enough that you type something or you see the light on the keyboard. This app only slows your Mac and the signal isn't centered on every Mac. Besides, if you write some text with CAPS it's very nasty to see the CapSee image on your work.

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Version 1.1
Flashmech Member IconComment+7

Another feature request would be to check for updates automatically. That would totally rock. ;)

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Version 1.1
Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367

Pretty nice. I didn't want to pay again for the upgrade to the latest CapsLock so I would love to use this. However, I spend to much time watching the keyboard instead of the screen while typing so CapSee would be so much more helpful if it gave an audio warning too.

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Version 1.1
nite41 Member IconComment+11

Very useful app. But, one feature request. Once running, this app has a menubar icon. Is there any way to run this app in the background (like RightZoom etc) without the menubar icon? Coz I have a lot of stuff in my menubar. And don't really want another one.

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Version 1.1
Flashmech (developer)

I second that. :)

Tice Member IconComment+119

Actually there is a simple way to deactivate that key. Go to System Preferences - Keyboard & Mouse - Keyboard - Special keys (I guess - I have German as system language) and set "No action" for the caps lock. Voilá!

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Version 1.1
Gcoghill (developer)

That's what I did too :)


Thank you. A couple of years later, the location is slightly different, but it works just as well. I could not find this anywhere else.

james farrington

thank you, for making it stop.

Flashmech Member IconReview+7

I like this app. There are a few things to improve though.

Please let the app exist over all spaces and ignore expose by default. I was using it on another space and wondered why the app was not working. :/

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Version 1.0
Craig Cocca

CapSee 1.1 came out the other day (http://www.threemagination.com/capsee). The 1.1 update now adds support for Spaces, which addresses the issue you mentioned.

Skmac-I5 Member IconComment+5

In my eyes a totally senseless tool. Sorry for that. It is possible to disable the caps lock via the system preferences very easy...
- go to the system preferences
- open up the keyboard setting
- click on the "Modifier Key..."
- select "No Action" for the "Caps Lock Key"
...and the Caps Lock will not bother you anymore

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Version 1.0
Isogrifo Member IconReview+3

Simple app... does one thing and does it well. I like how the notification bezel matches the other Mac OS X bezels perfectly. Even works perfectly on my 7 year old laptop! Sure beats disabling my caps lock key!

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Version 1.0
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Version 1.2
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 14,051
Version Downloads 11,140
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 16 Mar 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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