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How do you change the laptop numeric keyboard config

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August 25, 2011 11:20:34 PM

There is a numeric key pad associated with the letters on the keyboard on my laptop. Now when I want to type the letter, the number appears. Obviously I have changed the keyboard config somehow but I don't know how. How do I change it back so that I can type all the letters of the alphabet.

Oldfogey
a c 572 D Laptop
August 26, 2011 12:01:54 AM

Hello oldfogey;

Sounds like your have the Numlock key set ON, so the number pad is active.
Is there an extra LED light on the keyboard or keyboard panel anywhere? Usually there is a numlock ON LED light.
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a c 572 D Laptop
August 26, 2011 12:04:26 AM

What make and model of laptop do you own?

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August 26, 2011 12:04:50 AM

On my thinkpad, pressing fn and ScrLk at the same time sets the keyboard to number pad mode, and I get numbers.
To reset it to alpha, fn +scrlk resets ithe keyboard.
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a c 572 D Laptop
August 26, 2011 12:08:08 AM

Many laptops have Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll lock keys with LEDs to let you know when they're set ON.

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August 26, 2011 3:20:33 PM

geofelt said:
On my thinkpad, pressing fn and ScrLk at the same time sets the keyboard to number pad mode, and I get numbers.
To reset it to alpha, fn +scrlk resets ithe keyboard.



Many thanks my friend, your solution fixed my problem. I had come across this situation many years ago but I forgotten the answer. Once again, thanks for your help.

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