CAPS Warn
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Warns you with alert sound when CapsLock is turned on.   Shareware ($6.00)
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CAPS Warn is designed for people who type with one hand using Sticky Keys, or for anyone who presses the Caps Lock key frequently by mistake.

CAPS Warn is a Preference Pane that provides: A) on-screen indications of when the Caps Lock, Shift, Control, Option, or Command keys are pressed (or stuck on by Sticky Keys) or B) warnings that: 1) you have turned on the CAPS Lock and/or 2) you have typed a specified number (default 5) of keys with the SHIFT key (or Sticky Keys SHIFT) or CAPS Lock. CAPS Warn warns you regardless of what application you are typing into.
What's New
Version 5.6:
  • Improved Preference Pane "Exclusions" tab.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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CAPS Warn User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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burypromote

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Jimw commented on 20 Jan 2014
I switched to CapSee due given its high price for a single function utility. CapSee works fine for me in Mavericks and it does not annoy others around me.
[Version 5.5]


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Drdul reviewed on 20 Jan 2014
It's a frightening looking pref pane with all the red text, but it works and it works well. I appreciate all the alert options, and the ability to exclude caps typed with the Shift key as well as caps typed in specific apps.
[Version 5.5]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 27 Sep 2011
I used CAPS Warn for years but it was always somewhat unreliable. A while back I switched to Capster. Though it doesn't have as many features as CAPS Warn, it works reliably, sounding a system alert when I hit the Caps Lock key, which is all I need it to do. It doesn't matter how many features an app has if the one you want doesn't work.
[Version 5.2]

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 18 Feb 2012
PS: I found out that Capster does not itself provide an audio alert; I used Growl to set it to do so. I will miss Growl if Notifications in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion replaces it because, if history is any guide, Apple's version will be less capable and flexible.
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Anon42 reviewed on 23 Dec 2009
Yup, 4.41 fixes the crash I was seeing in 4.4 :-)

Now it would be nice if there was an email address to directly contact the author for problems like the one that occurred in 4.4.
[Version 4.41]

2 Replies

burypromote
(developer) replied on 23 Dec 2009
There is now a link on the Caps Warn Home Page.
burypromote
(developer) replied on 06 Sep 2010
There is also a button in the Preference Pane to email me.
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Anon42 commented on 20 Dec 2009
I tried to use 4.4 to warn me with a sound after 6 keys but got no warning. Versions prior to 4.4 worked as advertised. This is either an actual bug due to some coding change, possibly because of some "quirk" with the 64-bit compilation, or that the minimum hardware requirements now exclude G3's which I happen to use (with 10.4.11).
[Version 4.4]


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Kosovar1 commented on 06 Dec 2009
All parts of CAPS Warn Lock are working again. I no longer have to manually open the preference pane to turn it on after each restart. Don't ask me why it started working after all this time, but it just does. As a result, I can say that it is imminently useful. (It started working a few days before I installed version 4.3.)
[Version 4.3]


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Kosovar1 commented on 28 Nov 2009
It's very simple: THe problem was always that the radio button, "ENABLE CAPS WARN" would always disable itself between restarts. With earlier versions, this happened on two different machines (MAcBook Pro and an iMac) that were running the Tiger and Leopard (OR maybe just the Leopppard OS). Since my first messge a few days Ago, found I could preview CAPS Warn for 30 days so I installed it. On day two--sure enough!--the newest version disabled itself again. My currennt config is early 2009 iMac 27" running Snow Leopard 10.6.2 with all components of the 64-bit OS enabled. Sorry, but I can't keep turning CAPS Warn on every time I restart my computer.
[Version 4.2]


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Peacecorpsmeri commented on 26 Nov 2009
Wow! Thanks for the quick fix update! Works like a dream once again. Best little app...I really rely on it.
[Version 4.2]

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Philmur replied on 27 Nov 2009
Yes! CAPS Warn works perfectly. My $6 is on its way. This is really going to help my wayward touch typing skills. Great piece of software.
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Kosovar1 commented on 25 Nov 2009
I type slowly by needing to look at the keys and not the screen because of a handicapped right hands. I waste a lot of time typing in CAPS because I accidentally hit the caps lock key before I notice. NOw that Caps Warn is 64bit, I' considered buying it to use with my Snow Leopard OSrunning in full 64-bit mode. However, during the past two years that I used Caps Warn with Leopard (and maybe Tiger before that?), the audio warning component worked only sporadically for me. I was constantly adjusting and tinkering with the preference pane to make the audio warning component work again and then sometimes it still woudn't work, no matter what I did. For this reason, I won't risk wasting $6 if the audio part hasn't been fixed in the new version.
[Version 4.1]

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burypromote
(developer) replied on 27 Nov 2009
Please email me and give more details about the audio problem. I have gotten no other complaints like this, and it works perfectly for me, so maybe it is something specific about your system.
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Philmur commented on 25 Nov 2009
CAPS Warn V.4.1 won't work. I put it on my MacBook Pro, OSX 10.5.8, 2.66GHz. When I click on the checkbox “Enable CAPS Warn...” the configuration window disappears then re-appears with the box unchecked. I check the box again, window disappears, re-appears with the box unchecked. Etc, etc. I sure would like to see this software work!
[Version 4.1]

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burypromote
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Syzzygy replied on 25 Nov 2009
Same for me.
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Peacecorpsmeri replied on 25 Nov 2009
Upgrading to 4.1 on Mac OS 10.6.2 completely disabled this utility for me! I have the same problem as described here. The checkmark won't stay. Hope this is fixed soon!
burypromote
(developer) replied on 26 Nov 2009
4,2, just released, fixes this. Sorry.
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(developer) replied on 26 Nov 2009
4.2, just posted, fixes this. Sorry.
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Thus.spake.z had trouble on 25 Nov 2009
Unfortunately, 'CAPS warn' works only very sporadically for me on my MacBook Pro w/OS 10.5.8.
I've got it configured to warn me via sound and flashing screen if caps lock is enabled but it alerts me only sometimes.
Also, the visual red 'CAPS warn' icons in the menu bar show only occasionally.
Too bad, 'cause this would be a very handy little app if it worked reliably.
I recall trying' CAPS warn' several years ago when it was free and experienced the same problems with it. I had it installed on a Powerbook then.
I've got no problem paying $6 for it if it did work reliably.
[Version 4.0]

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burypromote
(developer) replied on 25 Nov 2009
Email me. I would be happy to work with you on this. It has warned reliably for me for years. If you do email me, please tell me more about your system and what else is running on it.
burypromote

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Thus.spake.z replied on 25 Nov 2009
OK John,

What's your email address? I can't find it on your website.
burypromote

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Thus.spake.z replied on 28 Nov 2009
With version 4.2 the problems that I was experiencing disappeared and CAPS warn now has been working fine.
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License:Shareware
Date:11 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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CAPS Warn is designed for people who type with one hand using Sticky Keys, or for anyone who presses the Caps Lock key frequently by mistake.

CAPS Warn is a Preference Pane that provides: A) on-screen indications of when the Caps Lock, Shift, Control, Option, or Command keys are pressed (or stuck on by Sticky Keys) or B) warnings that: 1) you have turned on the CAPS Lock and/or 2) you have typed a specified number (default 5) of keys with the SHIFT key (or Sticky Keys SHIFT) or CAPS Lock. CAPS Warn warns you regardless of what application you are typing into.


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