When I disengaged the Num Lock, everything returned to normal. Press the Caps Lock key. Check out or ask in our dedicated sister sub! I had the same problem for a long time. If you only need the computer for web browsing, making Youtube videos etc. I have to use the top row numbers and this means holding down the Upper Case key all the time. 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. I then clicked a few keys on the numeric keypad.
Keys like these don't need to be touch-typed and should thus require that a modifier key be held down when activating them. Note: I don't have the same keyboard to test with, but I'm guessing this document isn't actually Boot Camp-specific; it's just a guide to how the keys are mapped under Windows. If you do lots of number work that may be easier than stretching across the top of the keyboard all the time. If you… It would depend on what you are using your laptop for. With Help you've got this big unwanted screen jumping on to your desktop. Anyway, thank you a lot.
Feel free to change that. Source: By redesigning the keyboard in this manner, I speculate that Apple may be trying to help computer users who suffer from acute arm strain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Originally posted by Thinine: Whatever. . Not sure what to buy? When I press it a green light shines through it, in the way the Caps lock key on my keyboard lights up. The Macbook will work as well as any other computer. Like so many Apple products, its new aluminum keyboard is endowed with artistic pizzazz as well as mundane functionality.
I was able to replicate her keyboard response or lack thereof using Notepad. So, I scrapped it- mostly because I do math in Spotlight now and I was too lazy to make some labels or decals to go on my keyboard to show where certain calculator keys are. Lo and behold, pressing the row of numbers causes the symbols to appear, and not in the order that they are on my keyboard, and holding down the shift key produces numbers. Anyway, sorry for the long winded reply. No lights, no clearly labeled key, no indicator …I thought I lost my mind. This is a serious question.
I don't know what is going on Click to expand. I recently gave up the Apple Extended Keyboard I used with my iMac and was really missing the number pad. They did this for Caps Lock; why can't they do it for the even more annoying keys? I have an extended keyboard as in the image below When connecting to a Windows machine, which key is Num Lock? Welcome to , the unofficial community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. If your keyboard has a numeric keypad well in hand but does not include the Num Lock key, try to activate it by pressing Shift + Delete. If you have a very new Mac or keyboard, you might not find a Num Lock key, as Apple seem to have finally done away with it. All I know is that Windows is 10x more annoying because of the numlock key and the inability to use the keypad without hitting it first.
Yes, on a fullsize keyboard, I agree that num lock is useless. I managed to hit it twice this evening while PvPing in World of Warcraft. In contrast, the numeric keypad worked as expected when she operated a Mac application like Excel. I still really feel that there is some way of turning it on that I don't know about. This fundamental difference in audience is why we support two communities, and.
The day you get a bounce from your message to me you will know that I will no longer be here. What the Money is For I'll donate my time to develop and support the app. You are probably going to want someplace closer to home so, Google on your side of the pond for an answer. The keys on my MacBook Pro that can be used with the Num Lock key. All I know is that Windows is 10x more annoying because of the numlock key and the inability to use the keypad without hitting it first. One difference between an Apple MacBook and an Apple MacBook Pro is the way they look. While the green light is on, the combination keys with letters and numbers operate in a standard adding machine layout.
I have a refurbished MacBook. Edit: actually, i'm not, it does say clear Well thats strange. Click the thumbnail for a larger version. Originally posted by Thinine: Whatever. Have you taken it to get it serviced? Help and laptop-Num-Lock do more harm than good and thus have negative value.
Most laptops have a group of keys on the main keypad, which can act as numeric keypad. Let's make NumLock even better, and useful for a wider range of people. Your kind support has helped us reach our original goal, which covered about 1 year of expenses. Most MacBooks have plastic cases, while Pros are only available with aluminum casing. I don't have a laptop that I can test my next theory on, but take a look at the F6 key which, on a dismantled iBook keyboard, is shown as a Num Lock key.
This subreddit is not endorsed or sponsored by Apple Inc. If you have a tech question, please check out! The green light stays on until pressed again. Are you a new Mac owner? I had found the phantom NumLock key. What does the help key actually do? Self-promotion is allowed on Saturdays only. Well, I reassign it for my own purposes, so it's not worthless for me. I just type a long missive about this and then decided that maybe the French were kinda different. But in the interests of keeping the readers of MacTips well informed this whole Tip is dedicated to Num Lock.