HP hot keys – disable screen notification of change

I have found my new laptop’s “caps on” and “caps off” to stall my keyboard input until I am done seeing it disappear, I found a way to disable it.

Document ID: c03462568 at HP support

If you want to disable certain notifications, you must directly modify the Windows Registry as there is no method for doing this inside the program itself. The following are the Registry settings than can be changed to implement the desired results:

Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesHewlett-PackardHP HotKey Support

  • Value Name: VolumeOSD DWORD 0
  • Value Name: AmbientLightSensorOSD DWORD 0
  • Value Name: BrightnessOSD DWORD 0
  • Value Name: CapsLockOSD DWORD 0
  • Value Name: NumLockOSD DWORD 0
  • Value Name: ScrollLockOSD DWORD 0

Setting the value to ‘0’ disables it. To reenable it, set it to ‘1’,



Author: Mike

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3 thoughts on “HP hot keys – disable screen notification of change”

  1. Hello Mike

    I know this article is not the newest, but I just run into this problem.
    I noticed you are running Windows 7 in this tutorial. I wanted to this little trick on my elitebook 8560w running Windows 8.1 with HP Hotkey Support v4.5.9.1 (the latest provided for windows 7, there’s no for windows 8 or 8.1 -.-‘).
    Unfortunately, there are no values like this in the described registry destination.
    Do you know where to change this in Windows 8.1 running the mention drivers?


  2. I found another (and even simpler) solution which works for my configuration. Just do the following:
    go to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared

    Find hpCaslNotification.exe and rename it. If it is running, kill it before.

  3. Thanks for the tip, I also need to updates to hotkey, modify keys, and shutdown QLBCOntroller and popup processes, and run popup /start and QLBConroller /start comands. Now volume controler popup works, but capslock does not. 🙂

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