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I would like to have my num-lock turned on permanently. I never turn it off. But every once in a while it gets turned off. Is there any way to do this in Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10.?

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Could be a bad idea. Num-lock and Caps-lock are handy/quick indicators for checking the severity of a PC hang or freeze. I.E. if the PC fails to respond to X-lock presses by toggling its keyboard LED, then the PC is really hosed. –  sawdust Oct 17 '11 at 1:45
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In that case you've got capslock and scroll lock to test with..? –  Mark Henderson Oct 17 '11 at 2:09
    
The failure to toggle the LEDs does not necessarily mean the PC is hosed. What an extraordinary statement. –  John Gardeniers Oct 17 '11 at 4:30

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For windows

Have numlock activate on startup with a VBS script

create a custom layout with MSKLC with numlock disabled

For linux

Enable numlock at boot

disable key with xmodmap

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