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Traditional keyboards for desktop computers have a keypad on the right side in addition to the horizontal row of number keys above the letter keys. Num Lock is usually located in the upper-left corner of the keypad. Because laptop keyboards are typically more compact, Num Lock and the numeric keypad often share keys with other characters or functions. If a key has two functions, the alternate function might be labeled in a different color. Hold down the Fn function key and press Num Lock to activate it. On some keyboards, there's a designated key just for number lock, but you still must hold down Fn as you press it.
If Num Lock is labeled the same color as the Fn key, then this is probably the case. On Apple keyboards with a numeric keypad, the Clear key is typically located where the Num Lock key would be on a PC keyboard. Although they don't technically support number lock, most Macs have a built-in accessibility feature called Mouse Keys that lets users control the cursor with the number pad.
1. Windows 10’s On-Screen Keyboard
Once enabled, number lock will remain active until you disable it. Num lock works like the caps lock feature in that it can be toggled on and off by pressing the appropriate key. No matter which keyboard you're using, turn off num lock the same way you turned it on. If your Num Lock key is broken or missing, it's still possible to enable the number lock feature with the On-Screen Keyboard:.
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Robert Wells is a professional writer and amateur game developer. His specialties include web development, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity. Information in this article applies generally to all keyboards for PC and Mac computers. It would have helped if you mentioned you were using Ubuntu. I lost correct functionality with some of the function keys on my 15" Macbook Pro right after upgrading from Ubuntu A quick edit of the alsa-base.
Nup, that's not it.
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Mouse keys are disabled. Yes, I've already been down the number lock path and know about the clear key see my previous answer. So that's not it. No, I'm not using Ubuntu - that was a suggestion from teatimeG, and I had already checked my clear key see my previous answer. Jan 19, 1, 0 19, 7. Did you try using the keyboards on a different computer just in case you hit a 1 in a billion chance of having the keys go out on both?
Also have you tried different usb slots with the keyboards, what about a different user account? Unfortunately I don't have access to a different computer and I don't have a different user account.
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I have tried all 4 usb slots on my computer, and oddly one of them worked, but only momentarily. I managed to get the , but the next time I tried, they didn't work again. Go figure! Nov 28, 1 0 10, 0. This worked for me!
Number Keypad Not Working on a Mac Keyboard? It’s a Simple Fix
Thank you very much! I thought there was something wrong with the keyboard! Sorry bsurge, I don't understand your answer. What worked for you? For others reading my thread, I wekiwis have still not managed to solve the problem, so any further suggestions are welcomed. Feb 19, 1 0 10, 0. Mar 26, 2 0 10, 0. Key board wouldn't work on my MAC until I hit the option key 5 times in quick succession.
Works now. Apr 28, 1 0 10, 0. Jul 26, 1 0 10, 0.
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Thank kkay4! I was at my wits end until I came across this solution.
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