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Logitech Solar Keyboard and the Scroll Lock/Num Lock keys
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 31, '12 07:25:54PM

Update:

Does not seem to work on an Apple keyboard of the flat, aluminum variety. Testing it right now.

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Logitech Solar Keyboard and the Scroll Lock/Num Lock keys
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 31, '12 08:51:58PM

I also just discovered this: if I turn on Mouse Keys while the aluminum Apple board is plugged into my MacBook Pro, it forces the laptop's keyboard to act as if I'd enabled Num Lock... and this MBP doesn't even have the numbers on the keys. I didn't realize it was possible to get into that Num Lock mode on MacBooks since the 2009 models.

My MBP went to sleep after I'd unplugged the keyboard, and I found I couldn't log in to wake it up, because I didn't know how to disable this Num Lock feature on my MBP. Some of the letter keys were typing numbers. I fetched the keyboard and plugged it in before I realized I could just smack the Option key 5 times to turn off Mouse Keys.

Oddly, the MBP's keyboard doesn't type numbers when I use its own Option key to toggle Mouse Keys.

Anyway, I seem to have stumbled on a way to enable Num Lock on my MBP keyboard, but can't rediscover it. Searching the web turns up lots of options, none of which work for me, such as Shift + Clear, Option Clear, Fn Clear...

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