Turning the embedded numeric keypad on and off
The embedded numeric keypad is turned off while an external keyboard or numeric keypad is
connected to the computer.
Switching key functions on the embedded numeric keypad
You can temporarily alternate the functions of keys on the embedded numeric keypad between their
standard keyboard functions and their keypad functions:
To use the navigational function of a keypad key while the keypad is off, press and hold the
pressing the keypad key.
To use the standard function of a keypad key while the keypad is on:
Press and hold the
Press and hold
Using an optional external numeric keypad
Keys on most external numeric keypads function differently according to whether num lock is on or off. (Num
lock is turned off at the factory.)For example:
When num lock is on, most keypad keys type numbers.
When num lock is off, most keypad keys function like the arrow, page up, or page down keys.
When num lock on an external keypad is turned on, the num lock light on the computer is turned on. When
num lock on an external keypad is turned off, the num lock light on the computer is turned off.
To turn num lock on or off on an external keypad as you work:
Chapter 4 Navigating using the keyboard, touch gestures and pointing devices
to turn on the embedded numeric keypad. Press
key to type in lowercase.
to type in uppercase.
key on the external keypad, not on the computer.
again to turn off the keypad.