Fusion and the Imac numeric keypad

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mreg376, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    While Windows programs seems to work just fine (or even better than fine) in Fusion, they do not recognize my Imac keyboard's numeric keypad. I have to use the keyboard number row. Is there a setting I've missed?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like Num Lock is off, important to PCs and essentially irrelevant to Mac OS X.

    It's not super consistent across Macs, but you need the keyboard to generate an honest-to-goodness Num Lock keypress. I've seen it as Command-Clear, Clear, and even F6.

    Or, if that fails, you can always use the on-screen keyboard. In Windows XP:

    Start > All Programs > Accesories > Accessibility

    Click the "nlk" key with your mouse and then close the on-screen keyboard. Numeric keypad should work.
     
  3. steveza macrumors 68000

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  4. mreg376 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Clear key did it. Thanks!
     

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