numeric pad on mbp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nonick, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. nonick macrumors member

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    #1
    hi everyone,
    i‘ve got a quick question regarding the mbp.
    is there a way (a software) which would allow me to turn normal keys into numeric pad? for example i'd like to press command + option and then one of these keys :

    q w e
    a s d
    y x c

    for

    7 8 9
    4 5 6
    1 2 3 respectively

    i hope you understand my question :)
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    Does the Num Lock key not work? Turns
    789
    UIO
    JKL
    M

    789
    456
    123
    0
     
  3. nonick thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Where is this key on late2008 mbp? i couldn't find it...
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #4
    Ah, I don't know the answer to that: I have an original CoreDuo MBP. On this machine it's the F6 key...
     
  5. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    #5
    Probably does not have a number lock. I have the lastest edition of the white macbook and the number lock is no longer on it.
     
  6. Loge macrumors 68020

    Loge

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    #6
    No the num lock is no more; the Penryn MBPs didn't have it either.
     
  7. bengal85 macrumors regular

    bengal85

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    #7
    Other than using the number row at the top I don't think you can. But you can buy a USB number pad for next to nothing that will probably better fit your needs because then it leaves your keyboard open to use those letter whiles doing something that takes both letters and numbers
     
  8. nonick thread starter macrumors member

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    #8
    thanks everyone :)
    looks like i‘ll have to buy an external numeric pad...
     

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