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Due to their compact size, many laptops do not protect a dedicated numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard like desktop computers do. Note that the keys on the numeric keypad are shared keys with the block and keys in the middle of the keyboard.
In order to use the laptop’s numeric keypad, the NumLock key on the PC keyboard must be activated. The NumLock key is used to sell a part of the main keyboard that functions like a numeric keypad rather than letters. Enabled, when NumLock is enabled, you need to use the 7-8-9, u-i-o, j-k-l keys, as well as the m keys as a numeric keypad.
However, most people don’t know that the NumLock key is on their laptop keyboard, and sometimes pressing it accidentally can cause confusion. For example, this can cause you to suddenly enter your password when logging in to the Windows screen. So, here I will show you many other ways to disable NumLock on laptop keyboard.
Most laptops have an Fn key that can be pressed in combination with other keys to disable Numlock. However, the complete way to disable NumLock depends on the laptop model. The number restriction indicator lights up when NumLock is enabled and may turn off when NumLock is considered disabled. Here are the most common hotkeys for enabling/disabling NumLock:
Fn + F11 (Acer, Toshiba, Samsung)
Shift + lock
Num Fn + Num Lock (Sony, Gateway)
Fn + F11 + Role Lock
Fn + Shift + Lock
Fn num + F4 (Dell)
Fn+Nmlk (Lenovo, ASUS)
After pressing the exact key combination to enable NumLock, press that key combination again and NumLock will be disabled again.
The state of this NumLock key is also user-dependent, and NumLock is disabled by default. If you want the NumLock key to be able to be used before the user logs in directly with Ctrl+Alt+Del, you need to use the Registry Editor to help change the default behavior.
Here’s an awesome simple registry fix to disable most of the NumLock key on startup:
- Press Windows + R to open the Run window. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor window.
- Open the registry key used in the Registry Editor.
- In the keyboard index, you should have a string market value called “InitialKeyboardIndicators” with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Change each of our values to AND 1, and you’re done. Below is an explanation of each of these values:
0 = Num Lock is disabled after every login.
1 = disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is enabled after the actual login.
The above methods also allow users to change where their computer handles the NumLock feature since your computer only boots through the BIOS at first.
- Turn on the computer and once you see the initial POST splash screen, press any key provided to enter the BIOS setup program.
- Search for “NumLock Status”, “NumLock Key”, “NumLock Status on Boot” and similar options and change that particular value to Disabled or Offl.” In my example, there is a policy called “NumLock Key” in the “Boot” tab, select it and press Enter to select “Off”.
- Register your family and change the BIOS.
Follow the steps below to enable or disable LOCK. NUM and even the SCROLL LOCK function.
- On a laptop keyboard, hold down the FN key and press NUM LOCK or SCROLL KEY to activate the entire feature. Press the same key combination to turn this feature off again.
- On the new desktop keyboard, press NUM LOCK or SCROLL LOCK to turn this feature on and press again to turn it off.
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