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I need a number pad with Lenovo x220 laptop and I lack external kbd, for using Blender more on the point 3.10 here and this discussion here. The keyboard with X220 is similar to this one where the middle keys have numbers like a number -pad.

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How can I get a number pad working so that they do the typical number-pad-functions in Blender? Look the above number row is not programmed to work like the number pad, I need the real number pad function keys. How?

(Btw I run Ubuntu, W and other OSs so I would like to find some OS -independent solution.)

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FnScrLk will turn toggle NumLock, which will activate the numeric keypad in the middle of the keyboard.

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where is ScrLk -key? – user114739 Apr 11 '12 at 0:18
It's right there, towards the top-right. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 11 '12 at 0:19
Nice, thanks found it, and it works with Blender! +1 :) – user114739 Apr 11 '12 at 0:20
it would be much better if "fn + the desired key" would work, instead always have to have 4 combinations pressed to essentially have numpad key entered. Stupid laptop unusable blender – humanityANDpeace May 15 at 12:07

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