my first MacBook Pro has no numeral buttons

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  1. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502

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    I just got my first mac (Macbook Pro 2.5GHz) and I does not have numeral numbers on it or does it. My brother has a macbook and he has numeral numbers and my friend with a MacBook Pro does to. Please help.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The new MBPs do not have the numberpad buttons. Much like the newer MBs and I assume the MBAs as well.

    This is perfectly normal.
     
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  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    The new MacBook Pros, like the new MacBooks and MacBook Airs, do not have a num lock numeric keypad (hence no num lock key).
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They removed the num-keys from their entire line-up.

    Also you cannot install the old keyboard into the machines eithers. They don't work.
     
  6. weemanpow3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bummer now im without it. I wonder why Apple removed the numeral keys. bad move on their part. Ill have to buy a external keyboard later on. Thanks for the help.
     
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  8. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Wait...

    There's numbers up there? ;)

    Only kidding. I don't mind too much as I could never get used to the "numpad" not being vertically straight.
     
  9. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    People are crazy, what can you do?
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Some games require the number pad!
     
  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I have the SR mbp and have the num lock key but I never once in my entire life use it, LOL.
     
  12. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    No you dont, all you need is w(up),a(left),d(right),x(down) ;)
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you mean s (down) not x lol
     
  14. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    What do you use for NW, NE, SE, SW? If you want to move at an angle, the arrow keys just don't cut it or those letters don't help.
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    have you never played computer games?

    you use the mouse for turning and w is forward, s is backward, d is right, and a is left
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Not the games where you need 3 axis input plus rotation.
     
  17. pionata macrumors 6502

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    It's much better to have your MBP on an "Elevator" , with another ACD and an external Kb/mouse. Few reasons:
    - The new Apple usb keyboard feels nice and has the keypad
    - Better for heat dissipation
    - Dual screens possibility
    - If you spill your coffee you lose 40$ instead of 2500$+
    - It makes women go crazy... or whatever

    Well... that will be my setup starting on monday (when I finally get my MBP)
    Cant wait!
     
  18. chinarider macrumors regular

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    Huh?

    Some games play better with keys than a mouse - Some USERS play better with keys than a mouse - Especially with a laptop, since there are situations that come up where you cannot use a mouse and the pad is not ideal.

    What kind of games do you play?

    Have you never played Sports Games?

    Have you never played Sim games?

    Have you never played Racing Games, Flight sims, etc?

    From your comments I have to say that you have very LIMITED gaming experience.

    It doesnt sound like you haven't played very many games except for FPS and maybe a little WOW.
     
  19. shiato storm macrumors member

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    any particular elevator you recommend?
     
  20. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    NW= d+w =D
     
  21. pionata macrumors 6502

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    There is one called Elevator on the Apple website.
     

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