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I'm running Ubuntu in a VMWare player and whenever my mouse crosses into or out of the VMWare window, a Num Lock On or Off notifier briefly appears underneath it. It's very distracting. How do I remove this? Or how do I just change the num lock status in Ubuntu so that it matches the num lock on the host computer (which will hopefully result in suppression of the popup)?

Here is a video of the problem:


I have a small mac keyboard on my PC and I'll admit I have no clue how or where numlock is on it, either.

For completeness, it's Win 7, Ubuntu 13.04, VMWare player 5.0.2 build-1031769

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Please refer to this link: superuser.com/questions/491865/… - I do not have the required reputation to comment the link, but it will definitely help you. –  Rudolph Sep 4 '13 at 6:32

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