numlock on apple bluetooth keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Stevp1, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Stevp1 macrumors regular

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    I just got the Apple brand BT keyboard to use with my Powerbook. All is well except for one thing. When I'm in Virtual PC, I can't use the 10key number pad. It acts just like the numlock is off on a regular keyboard, but there's no Numlock key on this KB.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. powerboy macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem using Microsoft Remote Desktop to control my PC. I am just using the regular Apple keyboard. I would really like to know how to turn the number lock on. Anyone?
     
  3. mustard macrumors 6502a

    mustard

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    I don't think the 10-Keys are supported in VPC it has been that way for the last couple versions I have used.
     
  4. iEdd macrumors 68000

    iEdd

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    Microsoft windows num lock system is retarded. It's like an on/off switch for the keyboard that only works on the num pad. The only point of "num lock" is on a laptop, so you can turn the keyboard into a numeric pad like a calculator.
     
  5. plinkoman macrumors 65816

    plinkoman

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    ah, but your forgetting, windows keyboards have a second set of home, end, pgup, and pgdn, and we all know how useful having a SECOND set of those is :rolleyes:
     
  6. bilbobaggins42 macrumors newbie

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    Clear Key

    Try hitting the "Clear" key on the 10key numberpad. It worked for me in VPC7 with the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard :)
     
  7. Steinar F macrumors newbie

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    I think there is another solution, but for now, it works for me to switch from Mac to PC on the back of my bluetooth calculator keypad (SMK-LINK).
     

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