Number keypad not working in windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sonarghost, May 13, 2007.

  1. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    The number keypad on the right side of my mac keyboard has mysteriously stopped working the other day when using the windows side of my iMac. The number pad does work with the mac side so I know it is not a physical problem with the keyboard. The homerow numbers work fine on the windows side..

    How do I enable a "Numbers Lock" with a mac keyboard in windows xp? Has anyone else had a similar problem?

    Thank you very much in advance to those that can help!!
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    In Windows with your Mac keyboard, the Num Lock key would be in it's usual spot. It should be the "clear" key on your keyboard. That should fix your problem.
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    The numlock key is the key with a rectangle with a cross through it, just incase you couldn't find it. :)
     
  4. sonarghost thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've tried pressing the key but it doesn't change anything..the "4"key moves my curser left and the "6" key moves my curser right, if that provides anymore clues. (started acting this way after i could no longer type actual numbers on the pad)
     
  5. sonarghost thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually found the problem on accident! Here is the solution for all you mac keyboard users.

    Pressing the "clear" button, right above the "7" button will switch the mode of the numerical keys from the NUMBER mode and the Curser directional mode (my own termenology lol):D
     
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Did you not see or read my reply? :D
     
  7. sonarghost thread starter macrumors regular

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    D'OH....I like to read things and subconciously figure it out "on my own" so I can take credit for it! lol
     
  8. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers chaps, I've been banging my head against this looking for solutions in Windows Control Panel for months, should have looked here first shouldn't I? :(
     
  9. JasonW macrumors newbie

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    Ya gotta love google.........one simple search on google brought me to this link and solved my problem. Thanks Google and Macrumors for bringing this post back from the dead and answering my question.
     

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