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Certain letter keys have blue numbers, and the numbers are typed not the letter. How do I change this setting?

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Can't get past lock code


Laptop computers have the advantage being portable and self-contained, but among their drawbacks is a keyboard without a separate number keypad. While for most applications number keypads are unnecessary, they can be useful for data entry. Laptops sometimes provide a number keypad by giving certain keys double duty, allowing them to enter numbers rather than letters when a "Number Lock" setting is turned on. Number Lock, however, can get turned on accidentally, or enabled by an operating system by default, which can really mess up your typing. If typing "M" ends up displaying a "0" on your screen, Number Lock is probably the problem.

Try to locate the function key. On a T-series ThinkPad, it's in the lower left hand corner. It should be labeled "Fn," and the lettering may be blue, green or red instead of white. If your laptop lacks a "Fn" key, use the "Shift" key for Step 3 below instead. Locate the key labeled with "NmLk". On a T-series ThinkPad it shares a key with "ScrLk" which sits on the very top row between the "PrtSc" and "Pause" keys. On other IBM laptops, the "NmLk" key might share a key with "Delete." While holding down the "Fn" key or the "Shift" key, depending on your model, press the "NmLk" key. This should turn off Number Lock and restore your keyboard to its usual state. Number Lock on an IBM laptop is a "toggle" setting. You can turn Number Lock on by following the same steps.

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How i can enble function key


HP laptops have the ability to lock the blue special function keys on, making numerical data entry easier on laptop models that do not have the room for dedicated numerical keypads. Because the key combination to lock the function keys is so simple, however, it is easy for those who wouldn't normally use this ability to do so accidentally. When the function keys are locked, pressing certain keys will result in numbers being typed rather than letters. Unlock the function keys to alleviate this issue.

Press the "Fn" and "Num Lk" keys on the keyboard simultaneously. The "Number Lock" indicator light should turn off, indicating that the letter keys will once again type letters when pressed. This combination should work on the majority of recent HP laptops. If it does not, try one of the alternate key combinations in this article's remaining steps. Press the "Fn" and "F11" keys simultaneously, then attempt to type a letter. If the combination does not work, continue to the next step. Press the "Fn" and "Scroll Lock" keys simultaneously, then attempt to type a letter. Continue to the next step if this does not work. Press the "Fn," "Scroll Lock" and "F11" keys simultaneously.

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My Brand new acer netbook has a keyboard problem. The numbers on top only works until the number 9 the number 0 types / and then the blue numbers on the letters are working but the letters are not. Please...


That is because the laptop has been set up using the Fn keys.
Consult your instruction manual refarding the Function Key settings after rebooting the laptop if it is still a problem.

Dec 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Numbers appear w7hen i type certain words 7how do i solve t7his


Hi,

You probably have the Num Lock on. The letters affected by the Num Lock are u, i, o,j,k,k,l,m.

The Num Lock should be located at the top right of the keyboard and is usually in blue letters although with some keyboards its lettered white. Hit the Num Lock key and that should resolve the issue for you.


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MY LAPTOP I WAS CLEANING THE KEYBOARD AND NOW CERTAIN LETTERS FOR EXAMPLE THE "P" WHEN PRESSED THE 9 IS DISPLAYED. I TRIED PRESSING THE BLUE fn KEY. SO I NEED TO GET THE LETTERS BACK AND NOT THE BLUE...


when u are cleaning ur keyboard u should always clean it with wall painting brush.. if the keys are not working u will hav to change d keyboard.. bcuz keyboards are non-repairable these days.

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On certain of the letter keys on the keyboard when you press them it types a number. on those letter keys there is a number in the upper right corner. how can you type the leteter. thank you


Is the number in the upper right corner a different color? There might be a key you can press that changes those letters from the letter on the key to the number on the key.

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Ibm thinkpad keyboard. i type letters, numbers show up. fix?


With my IBM Thinkpad, I had to hold Shift+ScrLk to turn off Number Lock.

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I have a brother 4100 fax. how do I change the information on the fax transmission page? thank you


If your date and time are not set yet, press Menu, then 1, then 2 and enter the date and time, pressing Set after each entry. Enter time in 24-hour format so it will display AM or PM properly.

For other info at the top of your fax transmission page after date and time, such as your fax and phone numbers, and company name:
Press Menu, then 1, then 3 for Station ID info.
First put in your fax number and press Set.
Next put in your phone number and press Set.
Next press the buttons for your company name and press Set.
Press Stop/Exit to return to the date and time display.

Here is info on inputting text, from the manual:
Entering Text
When you are setting certain functions, such as the Station ID, you may need to type text into the machine. Most keys on the dial pad have three or four letters rinted above them. The keys for 0, # and don’t have printed letters because they are used for special characters.
By pressing the appropriate number key repeatedly you can access the character you want.
Inserting Spaces
If you want to enter a blank space, press once between numbers and twice between characters.
Making Corrections
If you entered a letter incorrectly and want to change it, press to move the cursor after the last correct letter. Then press Clear; all letters above and to the right of the cursor will be deleted. Re-enter the correct characters. Also, you can back up and type over incorrect letters.
Repeating Letters
If you need to enter a character that is assigned to the same key as the previous character, press to move the cursor to the right.
Special Characters and Symbols
Key - once - twice - three times - four times - five times
2 - A - B - C - 2 - A
3 - D - E - F- 3 - D
4 G H I 4 G
5 J K L 5 J
6 M N O 6 M
7 P Q R S 7
8 T U V 8 T
9 W X Y Z 9
Press for (space) ! “ # $ % & ’ ( ) + , - . /
Press # for : ; < = > ? @ [ ] ^ _
Press 0 for é à è ê î ç ë ö 0

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If you press the Fn and Num Lock at exactly the same time, it usually won't work. Hold down Fn key first, then press Num kock. See if that works.

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