Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

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Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by trevix » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi all.
I forgot how to enable, for LC, the numeric keyboard on OSX, if i ever did...
Number on the main keyboard zone are typed ok but not those on the keypad on the right.
Is it a system setting?

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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by Klaus » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:16 pm

No Problems here with a german keyboard, except the equal sign does not get through.
I already reported this some time ago.

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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by dunbarx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:03 pm

Try this:

Open  Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”, then go to “Accessibility”

Select “Mouse & Trackpad” and look for an option called “Enable Mouse Keys” – uncheck this if it is checked to regain usage of the number pad.

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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by [-hh] » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:35 pm

You may have to "numLock" on/off with the Clear-key (top left on your keypad),
or, depending on the year of your hardware, use shift-Clear.
shiftLock happens

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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by Klaus » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:04 pm

I always thought this "NUMLOCK" stuff was Windows only? Not?

At least on my german keyboard this has no influence,
I can type no matter how often I hit the NUMLOCK key.

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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by [-hh] » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:34 pm

Yes. It's the same (no numlock) with my current MacOS/Apple keyboard hardware.
On older MacOS/Apple keyboard hardware combinations we had (shift-) clear = numlock.

Four years ago I was close to trash a working keyboard until I found a note about that.

Meanwhile the keypad is also used for accessible features (and Craig's proposal is the solution).
And the clear key only clears selected text and works the same as "C" on a primitive calculator.
shiftLock happens

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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by bogs » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:27 pm

Klaus wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:04 pm
I always thought this "NUMLOCK" stuff was Windows only? Not?
The numlock key to enable/disable the keypad on the extreme right of the keyboard works like you would expect on Windows and every 'nix I've ever used, which is a LOT. I'm surprised it does not apparently work that way on Mac, although I am sure I shouldn't be.
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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by dunbarx » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:35 pm

Anecdotally, so it may very well be true, the "numLock" key is not enabled for Mac OS.

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Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Post by trevix » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am

SOLVED
It was unlock...but locking and unlocking it, fixed the thing.
Bah

Thanks.
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