Disclaimer: I am author of this indicator
lks-indicator shows status of the lock keys , like Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock. While originally written for Unity desktop, it works with some others, in particular with MATE. It has options for ignoring certain keys, or showing all and indicating which one is active.
As shown by
-h it has several command line options:
usage: lks-indicator [-h] [--show-all]
[--ignore-keys IGNORE_KEYS [IGNORE_KEYS ...]]
lks-indicator - Indicates on/off status of Lock keys.
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--show-all Show all keys, and mark switched-on keys by surrounding with brackets.
--ignore-keys IGNORE_KEYS [IGNORE_KEYS ...]
Ignore specified keys (C, N or S).
Launching is as simple as running in command-line (from the same directory where indicator is located)
To close the indicator, please use the
Quit button. Using Ctrl + C doesn't work well with indicators.
The indicator is available on GitHub
For those who have git installed:
sudo git clone https://github.com/SergKolo/lks-indicator.git
chmod -R +x /opt/lks-indicator/
If you do not have
git installed, run
sudo apt-get install git
Alternatively , you can just download the repository as zip file.
Indicator in action
As you can see below, the indicator displays green icon and which key is currently active. When no keys are engaged, the icon remains green
Update September 2nd , 2016:
The indicator got a bit of update:
- monochrome indicator added, and can be used with
- label now uses circles to indicate which key is enganged