How To Disable Caps Lock On-Screen Icon on Lenovo Laptops

If you bought a Lenovo laptop, you might see the “ABC” icon on the screen when you press the caps lock. Here’s how to disable it to unclutter your screen.

how to disable caps lock icon on lenovo

Users who just bought a Lenovo laptop might see the “ABC” icon on the screen every time they press the caps lock button. For some it’s useful but for others, it’s unnecessary and annoying. Here’s how to disable the caps lock icon on Lenovo laptops.

The caps lock prompt icon simply shows when you press the num lock and caps lock, and the visual implies whether they’re turned on or off (for example, “ABC” on-screen implies caps lock is turned on). But the icon is just too big, you can’t see what you type on your screen.

It’s also located at the center, slightly lower on the screen, and with opaqueness making it more difficult to see your monitor. Although it would be better with a smaller font and more transparency, you might still don’t need it.

how to disable caps lock icon on lenovo laptops

Lenovo doesn’t provide an option to disable this caps lock and num lock on-screen icon, at the time this article is written. You searched for an option to disable it, but you wouldn’t find one.

But you found an app called Lenovo Utility (or Lenovo Hotkeys). You clicked it, but it only shows a keyboard icon on the screen, that is similarly designed to the caps lock “ABC” icon. Nothing else showed up. No window. No button. Nothing.

Fortunately, there’s a way for us who hate this feature to disable it.

How to disable Lenovo caps lock and num locks on-screen icon

You can do it by one method: uninstall Lenovo Utility (or Lenovo Hotkeys). The app itself isn’t that useful, and nothing impacts your keyboard function by uninstalling it.

Your Fn button will function perfectly fine, including your Print Screen button, as well as your num lock and of course your caps lock button. After uninstalling the app, you can restart your Lenovo laptop to see the change.

You can find the Lenovo Hotkeys or Lenovo Utility app on the Start menu. Right-click on it, and select Uninstall.

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Select Uninstall to confirm.

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Restart your laptop.

If it doesn’t work, disable the Lenovo hotkey service

Some Lenovo laptops have the service already installed without the user needing to install the Lenovo Hotkeys app to get the caps lock pop-up feature. Users wouldn’t find the Lenovo Hotkeys app when searching it on the Start menu.

If you experience this, you can still disable the hotkey feature by disabling the service manually. Open the Run dialog by pressing Windows+R, type services.msc, and press Enter.

how to disable caps lock icon on lenovo

Find the Lenovo Fn and function keys service. Right-click on it and select Properties.

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Select Stop below the service status.

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Wait for a few seconds and you will notice that the service has now been stopped. Now, select the combo box on the right side of the Startup type, and switch to Disabled.

startup type automatic

Select Apply and then OK to save. Restart your PC to see the changes.

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Lenovo comes with built-in apps that you might find unnecessary, one of them is the Lenovo Utility. You can remove it and it will be fine since some Lenovo users might already have the caps lock light indicator on their keyboard anyway.

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