Num Lock (P845)

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Num Lock (P845)

I have a new Satellite P845 and cannot find how to activate the num lock. Man Sad I searched in the user's guide (the pdf file) but I could not find anything by entering keywords like lock, num lock etc. or looking at the F keys.

 

Can someone please tell me how to activate it?? I tried FN+F11 because I read somewhere that this is the way to activate the num lock on Satellite laptops, but it doesn't work with this model...

Thank you for your help!!

Paul

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Re: Num Lock (P845)

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Why would you need number lock on a keyboard that doesn't have a numberpad?

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I need to insert ASCII characters sometimes and hoped I didn't have to open the character map or use "insert symbol" in Word (when I am using Word) every time. I thought there would be a way to do that. Usually in laptops it is possible to activate the number lock or the numper pad somehow. It is even possible with tiny netbooks...

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Re: Num Lock (P845)

Always tell us which Satellite P845 you have when you post here. There is a label on the bottom.

 

In the meantime..

 

You can toggle numlock by executing a tiny file. Download the attached Numlock.txt file. Change the .txt extension to .vbs, so the the file name becomes Numlock.vbs. If it's useful, you'll want to create a keyboard shortcut to execute it.

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Thank you, I will do that.

And the model is P840/015. Sorry for the confusion, my father just bought it.

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Satellite P840/015 (PSPJ6A-015001)

 

Looking through your manual (attached), there does not appear to be a numlock function on that keyboard. That is, the keys are not shared that way. Are they?

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No, that's what surprised me. I thought there would be some sort of shortcut or hot key, but I could not find anything.

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OK, the only way I have found to do it is with the on-screen keyboard....

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Re: Num Lock (P845)

If numlock is a valid state, the VBS file I supplied should toggle it when executed.

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I think so, but the on-screen keyboard should still be open. I pinned it to my taskbar now for easy access.