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Knowing the status of the activated lock keys on your keyboard help you determine a lot of things. You can figure out whether or not the password you are typing is the right one, why your numeric keypad is not inputting any numbers, and when scrolling is not working in some applications. Most modern keyboards come equipped with three little LEDs that correspond to the active status of Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock. Apart from these LEDs, you also have the hard disk activity LED situated on your desktop CPU or laptop.

If one of these LEDs fuses or malfunctions in any other way, you have no clear status indication of the Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock statuses or the hard disk activity. Here to change that is a nifty tool called TrayStatus.


TrayStatus is a free to use desktop application for Windows computers. The app places new icons in the System Tray for each one of the lock keys: Caps, Num, and Scroll. The icons are highlighted as green when the locks have been activated, as shown in the image above. Additionally you get a gears icon that indicates hard disk activity.

By going into the app’s settings, you can place icons for other important keys as well: Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and Win. The reading and writing bytes threshold for the hard disk activity indicator can be set from the settings too.




  • A user-friendly desktop app.
  • Compatible with Windows computers.
  • Shows active status of hard disk, Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock.
  • Can show status of Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and Win keys as well.
  • Lets you set bytes read and write threshold for hard disk activity indicator.

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