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Thank you so much. April 4, at 7: This worked for me! Unplug all devices from your computer, including any connected mouse, keyboard, printer, scanner, camera, iPod, external hard drive, and hub. First hook up an external keyboard and see if the number keys work on it to eliminate a software issue. Key board wouldn't work on my MAC until I hit the option key 5 times in quick succession. Voted Undo.
Sign in. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: AKuebel AKuebel. Problem is, it won't recognize the numlock key for me to use the numeric keypad. More Less.
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Maybe your best bet would be to try to find an Apple keyboard on eBay or something I tried shift-clear also and nothing happens. My numpad keys always work no matter what. Check their site or support forum and see what TF is up? My wife had several times this problem in Word only in Word.
What did work was deleting the Word preference. Thank you so much! Been using the stupid number keys over the top of the keyboard forever, but I love this Logitech keyboard I have. Now I can enjoy doing my bills at home again…kind of…they are bills after all. Thanks so much! When it was set up, the number pad worked OK.
When I set up a second logon, the number pad stopped working. My new keyboard on my imac, the number keys stopped, I tried many , eventually I had other silly problems and shut down to reboot, on startup a suggestion came on the screen regards this and it said to press option key 5 times and it worked.
HEY presto success. Thank you Apple community. Keyboard keypad works fine everywhere but the terminal app. Cannot get it to do anything but weird text like mouse keys — but those are turned off. Very frustrating! Looks like I need to google some more. I tried all of the suggestions.
The numeric keypad works for all applications except MS Excel, which is where I need it most. The problem started after I used CleanMyMac. I suspect that I deleted a file that was used by Excel. Any suggestions? Some problem here.
Please I need help with my Macbook Pro. My keyboard is working perfect except for the numeric no but 0 is working except for the other numbers. Thanks for the odd tip of pressing alt or option 5 times. Why I do not know, but it unblocked my keyboard. This article is great, I enjoyed reading it and it taught me what I needed to know about finding the num lock and clear button on a Mac keyboard. I now have my number keypad back working again.
Thanks for the help here. Thank you Glade. And you helped me fix the problem mouse settings. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you. I was unable to use the right side of my wireless keyboard 7 8 9 u i o j k l m ,. Thank you so much. Having none of the number keys working has been driving me mad for weeks. Using the pad would sometimes freeze everything so I would have to re-launch the Finder.
Dec 1, Fortunately, for almost every occurrence where the number keypad has stopped working with a Mac keyboard, the resolution is easy. Jul 14, If the keys on your Apple keyboard aren't working as expected, these steps can help. First, make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your Mac. If you have a Magic Keyboard or Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, slide the.
Now thanks to you, turning Mouse keys OFF has given me back my numeric keypad. Thank you very very much again. It not working. I have two keyboards. Second one is good mechanic ANSI keyboard with real numlock. Both of them are not working. The worst thing is Karabiner not works on Sierra.
Thank you, Paul Horowitz. Simply out of nowhere the numeric pad stopped working. I unchecked it and all is well. Gremlins live in our computers just to challenge us. Thank you again. I just bought the wireless numeric keyboard and found this issue. Particularly as the numeric keypad was working everywhere else except in excel, the opinion was it must be my outdated version of Excel — which seems fair enough.
Thank you so much for this article. I was going crazy with my numeric key pad not working and was thinking it was due to my new MacBook Pro.
I just assumed it was broken and sort of resigned myself to having to buy a new one. Thank you for your assistance! Very helpful. Tried the clear button, shift clear, shift control clear, unchecked mouse button, option button 5 times. Seems like the rational next step.
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