Instead, after you've entered the code, the symbol should get typed. Got really tired of the keypad not working. Must give credit where credit is due: I found the solution on this fellow's website after doing some Googling. Again thanks for the tip. How to turn Num Lock on and off Using the Num Lock key To turn on the Num Lock function, press the Num Lock key until you see the above it turn on. This trick is weird but thanks to for discovering it. By default, most computers turn on the Num Lock key each time the computer boots, because it is more likely you'll need to use numeric keypad numbers.
Change the value data to 0 Numlock off when computer starts , or 2 Numlock on when computer starts. We have to edit these registry settings to make num lock turn on automatically on Windows logon screen. The answer is simple: it should work. If you do have a Num Lock key, scrutinise your keyboard again and look very closely at the following keys: j, k, l, ;, m,. Disable Fast Startup In the following steps, you will disable a Windows feature called Fast Startup. Otherwise the symbol may not be entered after you release all keys. Your laptop may not have the same configuration as shown in the picture.
If it was on when you shut it down it will be on when you again turn the computer on. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Windows Registry Editor. However, most laptop keyboards do not have a numeric pad to help keep the laptop more compact. What to do with the Num Lock Key Mac Tip 342, 11 June 2008 What does the Num Lock key on your keyboard do?. If you do lots of number work that may be easier than stretching across the top of the keyboard all the time. My bro's on ThinkPad too and it work well on his laptop.
Therefore, Apple keyboards do not have a Num Lock key. Num Lock and keypad keys are highlighted. Nor does the Fn + Alt + number keys. When talking about all of the numbers keys on the right side of many keyboards, these keys are known as the. Then press that key in combination with Num Lock. Tip: Your account must have privileges to make the following configuration changes. Harkumar Singh said Tried everything here in sequence and cant get the numlock to switch to letters.
Look at photo to see what keys I'm talking about. If nothing happens, try Shift+Num Lock. With our example picture, if you needed Num Lock, you'd press the Num Lk key by itself and to use press and hold the Fn key and the Scr Lk key at the same time. In our example picture, the Scr Lk, Pause, and Break are all blue and a different color than the other keys. What is the make and model of the computer? This machine, being a netbook, has an ultra-compact keyboard. There are no numbers on my alpha keys. Name of the NumLock key has always confused me.
Modifications of the settings are at your own risk. I also have sticky keys off someone suggested that it may cause the trouble , yet I wasn't able to use codes. Edit: actually, i'm not, it does say clear Well thats strange. That's why it sends you back. I highlighted ones that create numeric part of keypad. You get something like 14st 36ve 500y. How to Activate and Use Numeric Pad in Laptops? Join 233 other followers Sign me up! Warning: Be very careful when changing your registry, because an incorrect change might affect other features on your computer.
Hten today I searched the web for an answer, wrote in to Apple and then it hit me: there's a finctio called cursor keys I think that makes your numerical keypad into a mouse replacement by hitting Option five times in a row. The Num Lock is represented by the nlk button. Then press that key in combination with Num Lock. Num Pad functions in a laptop keyboard are built in the regular keys. To conserve space, the keys of numeric keypad are shared keys with a block of keys in the center of the keyboard.
For example, if your login password has numbers and you used the numeric keypad to enter those numbers, it would fail without Num Lock being enabled. When you engage the Num Lock key it deactivates most of the standard character keys, and allows you to type that third character that appears on the group of keys I mentioned before. In such cases, you will find extra numbers written on some of the keys usually in the same color as that of the Fn key. We strongly recommend that you make a backup of your registry before you begin. He is a web explorer and he enjoys finding useful information on the Internet.
For instance, the arrow keys on the keypad may only be used if Num Lock is disabled. The picture shows what the Num Lock key with a may look like on a keyboard. Does your keyboard even have a Num Lock key? Hope this helped you a bit! Restart the computer and then check how it works. Some smaller keyboards, such as those that are on a laptop, don't have a Num Lock key. By modifying specific registry key you can disable or enable num lock key at startup. Below is an overview of a computer keyboard with the Num Lock key highlighted in blue on the. Pat Thanks for asking question.