Num lock on new macbooks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zalcitabine, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Zalcitabine macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a new aluminium macbook 2.0 and just found out that it doesn't have any form of Num lock. Problem is, i need the numeric keypad to use Blender.

    I know that i can emulate the keypad through the use of the regular key numbers if i select the "System and OpenGL" menu in the top-most window of Blender. But it is too time-consuming when you need the keypad often.

    I've searched for an answer here and elsewhere but didn't have much luck so far.

    Is there a way to emulate the numeric keypad with a short cut like with the function or command key? If no i suppose my only option is buying a stand-alone keypad.

    thanks for the help,
    Z

    woohoo first post!
     
  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a

    kajitox

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    Wait, it's no longer the alt function for F6?
     
  3. Zalcitabine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well i just found this while looking again for an answer.

    I don't have "Num lock" written on my F6 key nor do i have the small numbers on the keys like you have on most laptops that don't have a numeric keypad but have a num lock key.

    Looks like i don't have the choice but to buy a separate USB numeric keypad because i will need it for Blender but also Finale (music edition software).
     
  4. chilipie macrumors 6502a

    chilipie

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    I think Apple got rid of the num pad on laptop keyboards with the previous MacBook update :(
     

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