Hi, I have a question. For many small businesses, a laptop computer is the company's lifeline. When the Num Lock function is enabled, these keys act as a number pad. Can you tell me how can I control num lock with this application?. When turned off, the number pad is disabled and you must use the number keys above the main letter keys if you want to enter digits onto your computer.
A similar question was asked by , but the answer related to using the keyboard for mouse movement, which is not what I want How do I do it? Download and Run Keyboard Locker To get started, go ahead and download. On some models the Fn key has to be held down when the Numeric Lock key is pressed. There are a few key combinations that will still work, such as Ctrl+Alt+Delete and Win+L, but those are extremely unlikely for a paw or tiny hand to hit by accident. Haven't tested it; this is a work around that may work for you Hope this helps. Click inside any text field on your computer inside a text document, in the address bar on your Web browser, in a text field on a Web page, etc.
It allows you to monitor your inventory, prepare documents and reports, and stay connected to the Internet to monitor your social presence and your competitors. The Keyboard Locker icon changes to indicate that the keyboard is locked. But I want Num Lock completely disabled. There is normally a light on the keyboard to indicate Numeric Lock is on. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in journalism at Clarion University.
A few helpful people tried to assist, but no one from Dell chimed in. He's written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. I had a similar problem with my keyboard, and also posted about it on these forums. Hi Zysygy, Thank you for the reply. About the Author Shawn McClain has spent over 15 years as a journalist covering technology, business, culture and the arts. This needs to be done only once because the windows will take the previous state of 'numlock' by default and it will be disabled when you will restart the computer with the 'numlock' disabled.
The tool is now ready for use. Yes I have googled this! Keyboard Locker is a great utility for those of us with curious creatures and inquisitive infants. If that isn't quite what you are looking for you can use the split keyboard which gives you all the numbers and the letters. When turned on, the key allows you to use the number pad keys to enter numerical digits into your computer. With so much riding on your laptop, it can be very frustrating when it isn't operating at peak efficiency.
While I am happy with the computer overall, if Dell's customer service has fallen so far that they would ship a keyboard missing an important key that has been a standard component on keyboards for 30 years, fail to provide a work-around for the missing functionality, and respond to unhappy customers by extending a metaphorical middle finger, then there is no reason for me to give the company any further business. Not sure what other layout you could be asking for. Hi I am running Microsoft Vista Home Premium on my laptop, Th issue I have is when I key letters from my keypad it outputs numbers instead only happen on some keys, If I hold down the fn key it will work ok , can i just get it to output letters without holding down the fn key Instead of having a numeric keypad, as most desktop keyboards do, most laptops have the ability to turn some of the letter keys into a numericf keypad. I have spent two hours googling this! I have come to the conclusion that these solutions only change the starting setting for Num Lock. He has published numerous articles in both national and local publications, and online at various websites. He's also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years.
In short, though, just store your AutoHotKey folder wherever you want. To lock your keyboard, press Ctrl+Alt+L. When I press Num Lock I dont want anything to happen! The Numeric Lock key may be marked Num, NumLk or something similar. Turn it off by pressing NumLk. When I turn off num lock in on-screen keyboard it turns on again after I press one of num lock buttons. When you type on the right side of your keyboard, you'll now get letters instead of numbers.
Do reply if you have any further questions. Thanks for the info - at least it saved me spending more fruitless time. I dont want the 6 key on the num pad to point right. Hit up our guide on in Windows for the full instructions. This is, if I remember correctly, my fourth Dell computer.
Below is the explanation of each of these values. If you have a different use for this program or you make any clever modifications to the script, let us know in the comments! I have followed the instructions from this page: but I still cannot control num lock. Please let your product development team know that people still require the use of the key, so they can't just drop it. I dont want the toggle! Thanks in advance for answer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry and over 20 years as a technical writer and editor.
Saurabh, I appreciate your responses to this thread. Once the shortcut is in place, Keyboard Locker will run automatically when you start Windows. By design, the keyboard is not built to manage the 'numlock'. Almost all keyboard input is now disabled, including function keys, Caps Lock, Num Lock, and most special keys on media keyboards. I tried, but could not find a workable alternative. To get the keys working as part of the normal keyboard again, you'll need to turn off the Num Lock function. Unzip the Keyboard Locker folder wherever you want to keep it on your hard drive.