how to use numpad on windows with macbook pro late 2008

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by esumd, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. esumd macrumors newbie

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    on macbook pro late 2008, there is no numpad shortcut, I wanna play gta iv but using phone without numpad keys is impossible. Does Anyone know the solution of the issue?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Plug in a keypad? Only thing I know to do. I didn't think I'd ever need to use a numpad, but it would be nice to have the shortcut back on my MacBook Pro...
     
  3. Catch Them macrumors regular

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    i thought there was a function in bootcamp control panel that enables a user to select to use the specifically mapped keys?
    unless that was just for the "fn" and "F1,F2, etc" keys
     
  4. SethBoy macrumors regular

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    Anyone has any idea how to get numpad working on my MacBook Pro (without numpad)?

    I am using MapKeyboard, and remapped my 7 and 8 as Numpad 7 and 8, and mapped my right Cmd key (Win key in Windows) to Numlock, but it does not work. I have even changed the Numlock state in the registry, but no go either. It leads me to suspect that the Apple provided driver did not specify any Numpad functionality whatsoever.
     
  5. lakshwadeep macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this is an old thread, but maybe my patchwork solution will work for others who have unibody MBPs and really need a numpad without lugging an external one around. Note: I did this with XP, but later versions should also work.

    Basically, you make a second keyboard layout with the numpad keys in place of the normal keys.

    First, you need to download "Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator".
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964665.aspx

    Open the program, and type in the keys for the numpad. It's useful to look at an older MBP's keyboard to get a sense of placement. It's okay to leave blank keys that don't change with the old MBP numlock, but they can be useful. Just make sure to have no letter/symbol duplicated on 2 keys. After that, use the manual, found under help>contents, to gain a basic understanding of how to save and implement the layout. To ensure quick switching between layouts, make two similar sequences in Control Panel>Regional and Language Options>Languages tab>Details>Key settings. I chose "CTRL+Shift+1" and "ALT+Shift+1" so they could be done with one hand.
     
  6. cutcopypaste macrumors regular

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    hmm this could be useful! i purchased gtaIV on steam but haven't played it yet.. i did not know I'd be up the creek without a numpad.
    that's one thing that really bothers me about the macbooks.. there's these huge speakers that could easily go somewhere else and leave us a numpad. Yeah i know i know, mac users are too cool to do accounting etc.. but really the advantage of numpad when working with any kind of numbers is immense
     

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