How to Turn On or Off Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Toggle keys tone in Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with a feature that will allow you to play or hear a tone while pressing Caps lock, Num lock and Scroll lock keys on your keyboard.

You will hear tone if you intentionally or accidentally press these buttons or keys. This feature is handy and should make you aware that one of the keys has been enabled, which can be good, so you don’t end up typing everything in capital letters or disabling the Num lock.

However, if you don’t want to hear a tone every time one of these keys is pressed, Windows lets you easily disable it. Or if you want to be reminded, go and enable it again.

Below is how to do that.

How to enable or disable Toggle Keys Tone in Windows 11

As described above, Windows has a feature that plays a tone while pressing Caps lock, Num lock and Scroll lock.

Below is how to enable or disable it.

A quick way to enable or disable the Toggle keys tone in Windows is to use the shortcut below.

Press and hold the Num Lock for 5 seconds until you hear a tone. You will see a pop-up window appear.

If turning On, choose Yes to confirm.

Alternatively, one can use Windows Settings app to turn on or off.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. On Windows Settings app, click the Accessibility on the left, then select the Keyboard tile on the right pane as highlighted in the image below.

On the Accessibility -> Keyboard settings pane, select the Toggle keys tile. Then toggle the button switch to On or Off position to enable or disable.

That should do it! You can now close Windows Settings app.


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