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#1 mechmaker

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 03:24 PM

Just got a question about numlock. I need it in order to type in symbols and junk for account stuff. How do i enable it temporarily without having a numlock button? My laptop doesnt have the side keypad.
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 05:52 PM

What brand and model is your laptop?

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:01 PM

Most laptops if not all have them 'have' a numerical keypad... you just havent realised it!
Have a look at your keys U,I,O,J etc and you will see they have numbers on, probably in a different colour.
..... Thats your keypad.

all you to do is hold down your function key (Fn) (usually blue and in the bottom left of your keyboard) and press the numlock key (sometimes has a 1and a padlock symbol).

There may be variations to how you enable numlock, but you'll be able to figure it out.

You can actually buy USB numerical keyboards if you get annoyed at the layout on your laptop.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:06 PM

toshiba a25 satellite
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:04 PM

You might also be able to use a cheap PS2 keyboard to plug in to your laptop which would give you a standard layout keyboard and num pad for less than $20.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:14 PM

Since all of the laptops are doing things a bit differently and you want to know how to use the numlock and the part of the laptop that is like the keypad to the right of the keyboard there are two ways to do this actually three. I am not trying to be a smart alec and I apologize if this seems that way.

1. Read the manual that comes with the Laptop it will tell you how to do this.

2. Purchase a 3rd party keypad for the laptop

3. There is a PS/2 connector or two on most laptops and one of them is for using a mouse and the other is for a regular keyboard, this keyboard will work just like normal and you will be all set. I know that this will work because my user group has a laptop and I hate laptop keyboards because they are so hard to type with.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:42 AM

FWIW - my Toshiba M45 doesn't have a NumLock key. If I were to be entering numbers with it, it would be very easy to just hold the Fn key down in order to do it.

Otherwise, a USB keyboard/number pad would be your best bet. They're hot swappable, so you can only plug them in when needed.
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:14 AM

If you decide you want to get a numeric keypad here is a site that I found that has a pretty good looking deal.

http://store.worldstart.com/product.php?productid=2675

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:26 AM

With most Toshiba's, fn+f11 turns the numeric overlay on and off.
If you do not have your manual, As ThorXP has suggested, go here, click the Tech Support Center, choose your model and view or download the user guide (in pdf).

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:33 AM

Try the following page to obtain instructions to use the numbers keys:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su...kceghdgngdgmm.0

Using the numeric keypad overlay
To turn on the numeric keypad overlay, press Fn and F11
simultaneously. The numeric mode keyboard indicator light
glows when the numeric overlay is on.
You can still use the overlay keys to type alphabetic
characters while the numeric overlay is on. To do so:
❖ For lowercase letters, hold down Fn while you type the
letters.
❖ For uppercase letters, hold down both Fn and Shift while
you type the letters.
To use the cursor control overlay when the numeric overlay is
on, press and hold down Shift while you use the cursor control
keys. To return to the numeric overlay, release Shift.
To turn off the numeric keypad overlay, hold down the Fn key
and press F11 again. The numeric mode light goes out.
Using the cursor control overlay
To turn on the cursor control overlay, press Fn and F10
simultaneously. The cursor control mode keyboard indicator
light glows when the cursor control overlay is on.
To type alphabetic characters while the overlay is on:
❖ For lowercase letters, hold down Fn while you type the
letters.
❖ For uppercase letters, hold down both Fn and Shift while
you type the letters.
To use the numeric keypad overlay when the cursor control
overlay is on, hold down Shift while you use the numeric
overlay keys. To return to the cursor control overlay, release
Shift.
To turn off the cursor control overlay, hold down the Fn key
and press F10 again. The cursor control mode light goes out.


Emulating a full-size keyboard
Although the computer’s keyboard layout is compatible with
a standard full-size keyboard, it has fewer keys.
Pressing the Fn key simultaneously in combination with one
of the specially marked keys allows you to emulate a full-size
keyboard. For further information and instructions, see
“Assigning a key to a program or document” on page 196.

The Fn emulation key is not supported when using a USB
keyboard.





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