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Kana Lock indicator

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Vlad15
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Hello,

Thank you very much for this nice utility.

I would like to request a feature.

Would it be possible to add a Kana Lock status indicator.
Kana Lock key and an indicator is found on Japanese keyboards and functions similarly to Caps Lock or Num lock.

Best regards

Vlad
Mar 23, 2016  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I believe we should be able to add this. We'll be sure to post an update when we've implemented it.

Thanks!
Mar 24, 2016  • #2
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Vlad15
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That would be very useful.
There are many applications that support Caps, Num and Scroll lock indicators, but there are none that includes a Kana lock indicator.

Thank you!
Mar 24, 2016  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've released TrayStatus 3.0 Beta 1, and there's now a Kana lock indicator available

Note that with TrayStatus 3.0, we're introducing a Pro version with added features over the free version. The existing free features will always be free, but some new ones in the future may be paid Pro features. Kana lock will be a free feature.

You can grab the beta here if you'd like to try it out: https://www.traystatus.com/Download/Beta

Thanks!
Sep 12, 2016  • #4
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Vlad15
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Thank you so much!
That's great news for me
It goes well with my setup.
And I am certainly interested in a Pro version.
Sep 13, 2016  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That's great to hear!
Sep 13, 2016  • #6
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Jon101
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Are there any known limitations to the Kana Lock feature? I'm using TrayStatus v4.2 and a Corsair K65 RGB Rapidfire (Japanese layout), and the Kana Lock feature does not work for me. The keyboard supports direct kana input, which I am using, and I have it set as "Japanese keyboard (106/109 key)" in the Hardware keyboard layout section of the Japanese language options in Windows (10 1909 64-bit, OS Build 18363.836). Switching between romaji and kana input through the ALT+(カタカナ/ひらがな/ローマ字) key sequence works as advertised in Windows. The Kana Lock indicator never lights up. The Caps, Num, and Scroll lock indicators all work as expected.
8 days ago  • #7
Thomas Malloch (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This issue is currently on our list to fix up, so I've added your info to the open ticket. We'll be sure to let you know when it's all fixed up.

Thanks!
4 days ago  • #8
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Jon101
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Thanks, Thomas.
3 days ago  • #9
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Jon101
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I figured out what the problem is, at least for me. It appears the Windows IME shortcut Alt+カタカナ/ひらがな/ローマ字 does not send the VK_KANA/VK_0x15 code, which is most likely what TrayStatus is looking for. Note that on my keyboard, the カタカナ/ひらがな/ローマ字 key is VK_0xF2, but since this is in the OEM specific range, I can't say whether that's universal.

What I did to work around the issue was to create an AutoHotkey script that sends the VK_KANA code whenever that key sequence is pressed. Et voilà, the kana indicator lit up. My new problem is, pressing this key sequence again does not release kana lock, but if I change the hotkey mapping to something like Ctrl+Alt+K it cycles between locked and unlocked as expected. I'm not sure if that has something to do with the Alt+カタカナ/ひらがな/ローマ字 sequence or AutoHotkey.
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