Install Caps Lock Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

This quick tip is going to show you how to install indicator-keylock, an indicator app that shows Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock status on panel.

For a laptop without LED indicators, it’s good to have an indicator applet on system tray area that displays your lock keys status. indicator-keylock is the simple tool to do that.

indicator-keylock indicates you lock keys status with applet icons and notification bubbles, see the picture:

Lock Keys indicator

Install indicator-keylock in Ubuntu:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to install it from the developer’s PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/indicator-keylock

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock indicator-keylock-*

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.
  • Patrick

    Instead of ***-icons just use ‘sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock indicator-keylock’, that worked for me.