MBP - Full Stop X2?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saxondale., Nov 14, 2006.

  1. saxondale. macrumors 6502

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    This might be normal but my MBP C2D has a little full stop on the right corner, level with the main one...is that normal?
     
  2. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502

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    What is a full stop??
     
  3. Balli macrumors 6502

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    I think you Americans call it a period?
     
  4. AlwaysRight macrumors member

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    Send a picture if you can and then we will be able to tell you
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That's the decimal point for when Num Lock is activated for number keypad mode.
     
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    WildCowboy is correct. The smaller characters on the 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, -, u, i, o, p, j, k, l, ;, m, ., and / take effect when num lock is on. Apple calls this the 'embedded numeric keypad'.

    7, 8, and 9 happen to correspond to themselves, as does . (full stop/period,) but the other little 'lower right corner' symbols are to duplicate a numeric keypad of a full size keyboard. (The 'c' on 6 is for 'clear', not the letter c.) One of my major gripes about the Dashboard calculator is that its keys don't conform to the layout of a standard Apple keypad, including the 'embedded numeric keypad' on notebooks.
     

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