Accessing caps lock LED on MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by hatter, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. hatter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2006
    Anyone know how/if I can flash the capslock LED on my macbook keyboard? Hopefully it's independent of the capslock function and of the physical hardware, like on peecees, where num/cap/scroll lock LEDs are often repurposed. I hear that on old PBs, they had ADB keyboards, where the led function is hardwaired into the keyboard hardware.

    With the capslock function disabled using DoubleCommand, the LED still toggles when I press the key.

    Why would I want this ? Well, if your fullscreen app is in control of the screen, then Finder can't display its low battery dialogue, nor can you see finder's menu bar. I'd like to be able to have a background task flash the led to let me know I should feed some electrons through it.

  2. Sunrunner macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2003
    There were a couple of extentions back in the pre-OS X days that you could use to turn your keyboard lights into the computer equivilent of christmas tree lights :p
  3. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I'm pretty sure you cannot do what you want. Try searching for some software on google...

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