Some programs use numpad keys for commands: for example to select all files in a folder in the FAR Manager you can just press the numpad *. Also in Windows one can, for example, type § by Alt+(Numpad0-Numpad1-Numpad6-Numpad7).
Therefore I'm asking, how to "press numpad keys" using my HP 2000-210us laptop's keyboard:
One similar question about Lenovo laptop suggests, that it may be simple at least for some laptops.
Here is the list of solutions I've tried:
I tried typing different keystrokes on my keyboard.
Fn+key and Fn+Shift+key combinations (where key is a digit or letter key). They give the same result, as just key and Shift+key respectively.
Fn+F8 and similar in a search for some numlock-like combination (without any luck).
I tried to use AutoHotKey, being inspired by this question.
Following this question, I was able to remap combinations RAlt+number to RAlt+numpad number, which allows to type special characters: I can now type § by RAlt+(0-1-6-7). Here RAlt = Right Alt key.
Trying to come to some ergonomic remapping I thought about remapping Fn+key to Numpadkey, s.t. Fn+Enter gives NumpadEnter, Fn+Shift+8 gives NumpadMult, Fn+Alt+(0-1-6-7) gives Alt+(Numpad0-Numpad1-Numpad6-Numpad7), i.e. § symbol. However following this page from AutoHotKey documentation I've found, that "Key history" page doesn't track Fn keypresses (i.e. pressing 8 and Fn+8 give the same virtual keys (38) and scan codes (009) in this list). The documentation suggests, that in this case I should, probably, "reconfigure the software that came with" my keyboard. I'm not sure, where to look for those configurations: