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How can I catch which program turned num lock off?

I use Windows 10. I want to keep num lock on, but from time to time, I see it somehow got turned off. How can I catch which program is turning off num lock?
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Is it possible to remap laptop LED indicator lights to another function? ie. trackpad-lock to numlock?

Is there a way to remap any of the keyboard indicator LEDs on a laptop to another function? My HP Victus 15-fa1093dx has indicator LED's for TrackPad-Lock, CapsLock, Speaker Mute, and Power, but not ...
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How to disable Numlock permanently on Windows?

I have tried some approaches as shown below to disable numlock permanently on my Windows machine, but none of them is working: https://technoresult.com/how-to-disable-num-lock-completely-in-windows-10-...
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Dell inspiron 17R-7720 numeric keyboard is locked

The numeric keyboard is locked. What function key unlocks this and what picture? Most of the online searches the function keys have different uses to mine. I know what F2 does and it is different to ...
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How to prevent Hyper-V VM from turning-off numlock (Win 11 gen 2)

I have a numerical keypad which i use for entering numbers. Normally, when my windows starts(Windows 11 Pro 10.0.22621) the numlock is enabled. However whenever I start a Hyper-V VM (gen 2) it turns ...
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Virtualbox Linux: How to keep NumLock ON

My system is a Windows OS. However, every time I am using Linux on Virtualbox, as soon as I switch from VirtualBox to another (host machine's) windows program, my NumLock is off. I could have NumLock ...
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Greenshot and CapsLock/NumLock indicator

Whenever I press the CapsLock or NumLock keys, I get a visual indicator: It usually doesn't bother me, but when I try to use Greenshot and the PrintScreen or ALT+PrintScreen keyboard shortcuts, the ...
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How to disable Num Lock/Caps Lock notification - missing settings

I have a script that keeps my computer awake by switching the num lock on and off every few seconds (this is needed, there is no alternative to this). Ever since last week, a num lock notification is ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop Keys of the Num Pad in Right not working, Model NO. VPCEB45FG

Premise: I got my Mother Board changed today. The whole Inbuilt Keyboard cab be seen as made with two fragments - QWERTY Part on Left hand-side + Num Pad on Right Handside. Previously: When NUM Lock ...
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How to turn off numlock led without turning off numlock in Windows?

My redgear keyboard has a very bright numlock, capslock and scrolllock led. How to turn it off, while keeping the keys active ? I have used sharp keys and hot keys, but changing registry doesn't ...
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How to turn off the Toggle Keys indicator on Windows 10?

Ever since I've updated to Windows 10 version 20H2, my PCs have been getting this weird pop-up whenever I pressed the caps lock key, the scroll lock key or the num lock key. I've decided to open a ...
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Disabling Shift key from overriding Numlock (or stopping Shift key from overriding Numlock for Numpad keys and using Shift as a Numpad 0-9 modifier)

If anyone knows how to disable/override the functionality in Windows of the Shift key temporarily invalidating the Numlock status so that the numpad 0-9 keys output as other keys (insert, end, down, ...
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What handles the keyboard NumLock LED?

I want to find confirmation that the keyboard on a PC type computer controls the NUM_LOCK LED locally or if the Computer System software sends commands to the keyboard to manage this LED based upon it ...
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Where is the Numlock key on this ridiculous keyboard?

I am using Windows 8 (or 8.1) and I need the NumLock key so I can enter Alt codes. But the problem is that there isn't even a NumLock key, even though I looked at the keyboard. This is a Samsung ...
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Why LED on desktop tower blinks when I press num-lock key?

Whenever I press NumLock key, a small LED on desktop tower blinks once. Can someone explain it why this happens ? The led has symbol which looks like a battery or disk. Edit: LED does not blink when ...
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Why is Windows defaulting Num Lock to off?

For many years now, every time I install Windows I have to go through hoops to get the Num Lock to stay on. Registry tweaks and/or lock screen reboots. Does anyone have any idea why would Microsoft ...
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Enable NUMLOCK when computer wakes for sleep mode using Task Scheduler

I am from the Netherlands so apologies for my English in advance! I am doing everything that is mentioned in this post:click this link. The Powershell script works because when I go to the file and I ...
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Disable virtual numpad on laptop while not affecting bluetooth numpads?

my laptop has an annoying feature - it is a soft numpad.. there is no actual numpad.. instead when you turn it on, letters on the keyboard become numpad keys. Problem is that whenever I turn on ...
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Debian 9 Stretch, XFCE4: Possible screen lock numlock bug?

I think I've discovered a possible bug in Debian 9 Stretch. When the system boots, or the user locks the screen, the number lock is always "off" - even when the keyboard LED indicates that it is "on"....
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How to expand folders without numlock key on my keyboard

I'm working with a new computer (Windows 10), but the keyboard does not contain a Numlock key. On a normal computer, on which Windows is installed, the shortcut Numlock + * expands all subfolders in a ...
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Disable caps lock, num lock, and insert(numpad-0)

Following up on the questions Permanently disable num lock in Windows? and Windows INSERT key anti-functionality accidentally triggers; how to stop it permanently?, I am trying to disable caps lock, ...
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Zero key on Samsung laptop number pad not working

On my Samsung Laptop NP550P5C, sometimes when I press the number pad 0, it simply does not return the number zero. Instead it acts like a right-click. I tried switching the Num Lock, but it didn't ...
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How to always enable numlock by default on Windows 10?

I tried to change HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard > InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650 and it enabled numlock. However, if I lock my computer (numlock still active on logon screen) and ...
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Assigning numpad functions and macros with numlock off

I'm looking into getting a 22-key numpad (such as the Leopold FC210TP) to use alongside a TenKeyless keyboard, and was wondering if it is possible to use the numpad as a macro keypad when numlock is ...
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Pressing "Enter" on Numeric Pad Turns Off NumLock (?)

This started happening with a brand new Windows 10 machine. No matter what brand of USB based keyboard I use I keep having the same problem. Here are the system specs: I will add any further ...
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Num lock problems with Dell keyboard and system

I just purchased the keyboard "Dell Wired Keyboard KB216 (580-ADMT)" from Amazon to replace another Dell keyboard in which the num lock function stopped working properly without apparent reason. I ...
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Enable NumLock when computer awakens from sleep mode

On a new Acer Windows 10 laptop, NumLock is automatically disabled whenever the computer comes back on from sleep mode. The laptop has no physical indicator light to tell you when NumLock is enabled, ...
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Does non-numlocked 5 send keycodes?

On my laptop, on the numeric keypad, all the other numeric keys send keycodes (Up, Down, Left, Right, Home, End, Pg Up, Pg Dn, Del, Ins) when num lock is disabled, apart from number 5 in the middle. ...
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Assign program to NUM key

I'm looking for a native way to assign keyboard shortcuts to the launch programs on Windows 7 without having to install a third-party tool like AutoHotKey and get to grips with its scripting language. ...
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How to have numlock enabled on login screen without disabling fast startup?

Problem I can't get numlock enabled by default on login screen of my Windows 10 machine. I read many articles/questions with solutions like these: How to have num lock enabled by default on log on ...
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Linux USB keyboard with individual num key settings

I have a computer hooked up to the TV, with a wireless keyboard. The same computer has a regular monitor with a regular keyboard. Now the wireless keyboard is one of these compact ones without a ...
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Disable laptop num lock

I have an HP EliteBook that is sometimes docked. When the laptop is undocked, I generally do not want the num lock to be on. It would prevent me from entering normal letters. When the laptop is ...
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Windows 10 numlock automatically turns off after 5 seconds of no activity

I've upgraded to win 10. Each 5 seconds of no keyboard activity (I can move the mouse) the numlock automatically turns off. How can I stop this annoying behaviour? It's irritating because when I ...
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Num Lock refuses to stay on

Before I continue, let me say that this is not a question about Num Lock turning off after boot. I've already made a fix for that. My issue is that Num Lock refuses to stay on while I'm using my ...
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Numlock on by default on Kali Linux

I am fairly new to this version of Linux. I have it set so that when it boots, it automatically boots into the GUI for the operating system. This means when I load up the OS I am greeted with a login ...
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VMware Player disables the numpad on the host

I have a Linux Mint host and a Windows 7 Pro guest OS in Vmware Player 12 with VMware additions are installed. Each time the mouse and the keyboard are "grabbed" by the virtual machine, at the moment ...
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Is it possible to have Num Lock ALWAYS ON, without the ability of the Num Lock key to turn off?

So this question is not about having num lock on by default. Is it possible to have num lock turned on, and remove the ability of the num lock button on the keyboard to affect that state? EDIT (...
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Windows 10 & Num Lock Light

I just upgraded a computer to Windows 10 and it's doing something I've never seen before. If Num Lock is on, the light on the keyboard turns on while I'm typing and then turns off after a few seconds ...
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Emulate a keyboard button via the Command Line

My keyboard doesn't have a Num Lock key, and none of the registry edits work for some reason. Can I use the Command Prompt or PowerShell on Windows 10 to "press" a key? I'm looking for something ...
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Turn on num lock at log-in screen [duplicate]

I'm trying to turn "num lock" on when windows starts up, at login time. (I have Windows 10). I edited the registry at the following path: HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\Keyboard\...
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NumLock Turns Letters Into Numbers on Desktop Computer

I just got a new desktop PC with Windows 10 Pro x64, and for some reason NumLock "turns" letters like k, l, etc. into numbers, even though I have a proper keyboard with a proper number pad. Every ...
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How to automatically enable numlock on Windows 10 logon

Upon cold boot up or even a restart, the num lock is always disabled in Windows 10. Is there a fix for this?
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Windows 7 - How to turn numlock on initially when windows starts? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 and my password is numeric. When I start windows I always try to enter password with numpad and when it fails I see numlock is off. How should I change this behavior in windows? I ...
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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Disabling Num Lock On External keyboard

I use a external keyboard for my laptop (Pc Specialist custom build) when I go into meeting and then when the meeting is done I use my integrated keyboard on my laptop. Now when I disconnect the ...
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I am using windows 8. Ctrl and Alt keys not working

I use Windows 8 and suddenly today the Ctrl and Alt keys have stopped working. I can also see that Caps Lock and Num Lock button lights are also not working. Can anybody help me?
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Task Scheduler to hit num lock when I plug in keyboard

I would like to use Task Scheduler (I'm using Windows 8.1) to automatically turn on num lock when I plug a keyboard into my laptop. For some reason my laptop will default to num lock being off every ...
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Disable numlock, preserving mouse button key bindings

I'm having trouble to disable the Numlock key (make the key do nothing, so that the numpad numbers always work) while at the same time mapping extra mouse buttons (at the side of my mouse) to ...
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Numpad gone haywire

There is an issue with the numpad on my Toshiba Satellite P875. Some of the number keys toggles the numlock function, and none of the number keys function as they should. Holding down a number key ...
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Restoring keyboard settings after a remote desktop session - Windows 7

We have USB scanners that require Num Lock key to be ON to work properly. I noticed when I remote logged in to a PC (remote desktop) and my num lock key was OFF then the remote PC will also turn it ...
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