Num lock on new macbooks

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

  1. Zalcitabine macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2008
    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,

    woohoo first post!
  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    Wait, it's no longer the alt function for F6?
  3. Zalcitabine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2008
    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


    May 8, 2006
    I think Apple got rid of the num pad on laptop keyboards with the previous MacBook update :(

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