Re: about my new computer

Monica Jones

Yes, Christina, when I had a laptop, I used my capslock key the same way. It worked.

-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Stolze
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] about my new computer

I have a Del laptop that doesn't have a numb pad and or a numb lock key but
I can do the functions of the numb pad by using my caps lock key while using
the keys on the right hand side of my keyboard. I hope this is helpful.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] about my new computer

Yes, their keyboards basically have a numeric keypad without the NumLock
key. I don't remember what is there in it's place. I believe there is a
key combination which simulates the NumLock key, but I can't remember what
it is at the moment.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin.christensen@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] about my new computer

What does it have in place of the number lock key? I mean I can
understand on a keyboard that doesn't have a number PAD but from reading
this it sounds like there is a number pad but not a numlock key?

Actually to be honest, I can't figure out how standard full size keyboards
evolved to have a numlock key either - I mean, having that number pad as
numbers and like a little calculator - absolutely, very efficient for data
entry, but what is the use of it for a regular user with num lock off?

It just replicates the keys that are right next to it - the arrows, the
home / end / page up / page down / insert / delete keys.

On a keyboard that didn't have those regular navigation keys, sure, but I
don't recall ever seeing a keyboard with a number pad but not navigation

Now yes we know that programs like NVDA and Jaws make extensive use of the
number pad with num lock off - but the truth is they grabbed those keys in
the first place because no one ever uses them with num lock off.

So anyone happen to know how we came to have keyboard with navigation keys
AND a number pad with a num lock key? Actually I could see a use for a
keyboard with no navigation keys (but needing to use num lock off for
that) on laptops where space is at a premium!

Kind regards


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On 16/12/2015 1:44 PM, Carlos wrote:
I think the problem is that Dell somehow got the brilliant notion in
their heads that not including a NumLock key on their keyboards would be
a good idea. Any standard keyboard with a NumLock key should resolve
your problem.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Koppelmann"
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 9:26 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] about my new computer

Hi Everyone,
I'm having a problem with my new computer. It's the keyboard I'm talking
about. It's a dell and so is the computer, but it doesn't let you use
the num pad like you do on most other computers. Can anyone give me an
idea here where I can get a keyboard which has a usb plug on it.
Bill K.

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