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Just above the keyboard on my Advent Laptop is a bar with a selection green flashing signs - One is the Wi-fi flashing, the other is the hard drive working, cap lock and so on... I also have a Padlock with a down facing arrow which I can't get off - Can someone tell me what it is and how do I get it off please?

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I believe that is the NumLock symbol. Press the NumLock key to turn it on and off.

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