This is a program to display the status of the Caps Lock key as well as the Num lock or Scroll lock key on the diaplay screen. It also uses the option to verbally indicate the status on or off in english, it also uses colors selectable by the user. It employs an ability to reposition the indicator on the screen if the mouse moves into the indicator, so as to bounce it out of the way. It should not interfear with the normal operation of the PC, must run on XP, Vista, Win 2003 Server, Win 2008 Server, Win 7. The size and opacity will be user adjustable in a master settings screen. Also the indicators may or may not show letters in addition to indicate on or off for each keyboard function. I will post a mockup design soon.
The mandatory attributes for function are as
1) Indicator ICON panel must be re sizable by the
user width wise up to about 4 inches across maximum
to less than one half inch wide minimum, a slider is
suggested, but presets are also good.
2) The Indicator ICON panel must be re sizable height
wise up to about 4 inches high maximum to less than
one half inch high minimum, a slider is suggested.
So the maximum size for the panel is four inches x
four inches and minimum is half an inch by half an
3) The Indicator ICON panel must consist of one, two
or three image panels adjoined side by side. Each
panel appears when the user selects any one or more
of the following: Caps Lock on, Caps Lock off,Num
Lock on, Num Lock off, Scroll Lock on, c)Scroll Lock
off.(The panels can light up in either the on or off
state. As a default when the software is installed
the indicators will light up only in the "on" state
for each of the three functions; Caps Lock, Num
Lock, Scroll Lock.)
4) Must have audio option for the following if
switched on or off and speak in English:
a)Caps Lock on, Caps Lock off
b)Num Lock on, Num Lock off
c)Scroll Lock on, Scroll Lock off
The unit installs with the audio as an selectable
install option and will talk in English when the
state changes (saying what appears in "a","b" and
"c" above; if when installing the program the audio
option is selected, or if set by the user in the
selectable options panel.
5) As a default the images will hold a letter image
either "C" for Caps lock, "N" for Num Lock or "S"
for scroll lock. This image will size accordingly
with the images. This feature is selectable to be on
or off if set by the user in the selectable options
6) The display will will have an "opaque" or "Cling"
or "Bounce" or thumbtack lock positioning
characteristic. The user can adjust to turn less
"opaque" or "Cling" or "Bounce" using the selectable
options panel and the "Lock Position" setting using
a mini thumbtack icon positioned in the right
corner. The characteristics of the opaque setting is
that the Indicator ICON panel will exhibit "see
through" qualities and not move when the mouse
hovers over it. The characteristics of the cling
setting is that when the mouse hovers over the
Indicator ICON panel the icon will move or reappear
on the opposite side of the screen. After the mouse
moves away the Indicator ICON panel will move back
after 30 seconds. In the "Bounce"setting the
Indicator ICON panel will move away and stay away
until the mouse is repositioned over it. The panel
will also use a mini thumbtack icon in it's upper
right corner to allow the user to lock it in it's
7)The Indicator ICON panel will start out in the
right lower corner of the screen with an icon to
allow menu option in the menu tray.
8) One option available for the The Indicator ICON
panel will be to blink on and off with the rate
adjustable from within the selectable options panel.
9) There will be options to switch the start off
point from any one corner of the screen; lower left,
lower right (default), upper left or upper right.
This is adjustable from within the selectable
10) The Indicator ICON panel will have my company
name along the bottom edge of the panel which can be
switched off if the software is registered.
11) The Indicator ICON panel will work for only one
hour if it is not registered and remind the user to
please register before it vanishes. The reminder
will be rapid and not lingering.
12) The colors of the six states are selectable by
the user; the six states are as follows:
1a)Caps Lock on, 2a)Caps Lock off
3b)Num Lock on, 4b)Num Lock off
5c)Scroll Lock on,6c)Scroll Lock off
The color options only work if the state is active
13) The design must be made to register as
purchasable software under my company name with logo
and legal terms which I will both supply.
14) The panel can change opacity to a range of 20
percent to 100 percent in increments of 20.