Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Display keyboard lock keys status in Xubuntu

Indicator Keyblock is an appindicator that displays the status (on/off) of keyboard lock keys (caps lock, num lock and scroll lock). It's very useful when the keyboard doesn't have LEDs to display this information.

Indicator Keylock in Xubuntu

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/indicator-keylock -y
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock -y

To install Indicator Keylock icon themes run:

sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock-ubuntu-mono indicator-keylock-humanity indicator-keylock-elementary -y

Run

Press Alt+F2 (or run a terminal emulator) and enter: indicator-keylock

(tip: You can add it to Xfce session startup using this as the command, see this).

Note

If you unchecked the option "Use an application indicator" and now want it back, run

gsettings set apps.indicators.keylock use-indicator true

References

Indicator Keylock Displays The Keyboard Lock Keys On Machines Without Keyboard LEDs

2 comments:

  1. Parabéns pelo blog!
    As dicas são muito boas.
    Visito aqui diariamente.
    Eu utilizava o ubuntu 10.04.
    Nunca me dei bem com o Unity e o Gnome 3.
    Agora uso o Xubuntu 12.04 em todas as minhas máquinas.
    Instalei o XFCE 4.10 e utilizo o Nautilus.
    O thunar é bom, mas o nautilus tem mais recursos.

    [asus eeepc 901 - lenovo thinkpad x100e - dell latitude D510]

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    1. Obrigado :)

      O Nautilus ainda é o meu gestor de ficheiro preferido, mas no meu Eee Pc (também é 901 :p) uso o PCManFM; a difirença de desempenho é bastante notória.

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