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Using a seperat numberpad for laptop

I have a Dell inspiron laptop, which have an "integrated" numberpad, that activates when you activate Numlock. I have also purchased a seperat numberpad, which also needs numberpad activated obviously. That arises some problem as I would like to use both the numpad and the letters on my laptops keyboard at the same time. Is there some way I can "deactivate" the numpad integrated into the keyboard on my Dell?

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  • cwaldman88 Feb 25, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I had a five year old Dell Inspiron laptop and I did not have this problem. Now I have a new vostro 1510. I just called Dell to ask how to fix it. I talked to Melody in the Phillipines for 43 minutes with no solution. She finally said it can't be done. I guess I'll have to constantly turn my num lock on and off so I can type an m, j, k, l, u. i. o.



    cwaldman@fusz.com

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I bought a Dell Vostro 1510 and cannot use seperate number pad without using the number lock button constantly. I have also been on the help line in the phillipines for 1 hour and 45 minutes. No resolution this is why we bought 3 vostro 1510s very inconvieniant

    GTK

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