No More Nuisance: Stopping Unwanted Lock Key Alerts After a Fresh PC Build


“I’ve recently assembled a new computer and installed a clean version of Windows 10 Home. Despite using Logitech peripherals, I’m experiencing persistent on-screen notifications for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock that appear in the top left corner each time these keys are pressed. I’ve attempted to deactivate these alerts through the Windows Settings under the ‘Ease of Access’ category and have also tried to turn them off for the Logitech devices using Logi Options+. Unfortunately, the notifications continue to appear. Could you provide any guidance on how to eliminate these intrusive notifications?”


When you build a new PC and install Windows 10, the last thing you want is persistent interruptions. Unfortunately, this is the case with on-screen notifications for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock, which can be particularly intrusive, especially when they don’t seem to turn off despite all efforts. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you eliminate these notifications.

Firstly, ensure that the notifications are not coming from Windows itself. Go to Windows Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard and make sure that the toggle for ‘Show notifications for Lock keys’ is turned off.

Step 2: Adjust Logitech Options+ Settings

Since you’re using Logitech peripherals, open Logi Options+ and navigate to the application settings. Scroll down to the Notifications area and disable the Caps lock notification. This should ideally stop the notifications from appearing.

Step 3: Edit the Logitech Options Configuration File

If the above steps don’t work, you might need to edit the configuration file directly. Close the Logi Options+ application and navigate to `%appdata%\Logishrd\LogiOptions`. Open the `options.xml` file in a text editor and look for the line ``. Change the value to `0` to disable the notification, save the file, and then restart Logi Options+.

Step 4: Check for Software Conflicts

Sometimes, other software can interfere with your settings. If you have any other peripheral management software installed, check their settings to ensure they aren’t causing the notifications to appear.

Step 5: Contact Support

If you’ve tried all the above steps and the notifications still persist, it may be time to contact Logitech support for further assistance. There could be a specific issue with your model of peripherals that requires a firmware update or a fix from their end.

Remember, while these notifications are meant to be helpful, they can become a nuisance if not managed properly. By following these steps, you should be able to enjoy your new PC without the constant pop-ups in the corner of your screen. Good luck!

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