Numlock question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rushm001, May 7, 2003.

  1. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

    Norfolk, UK
    Is there any option in xp pro to prevent num-lock from being turned off, ie having to press the key a few times to get it to change state?

    It can get quite anoying if you go to hit the number 7 and hit the numlock key as well whilst entering lots of numbers.

    I remember there was an accesability option to do something similar in windows 9x.
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    To have numlock turned on for each user:

    Go to start -> Run and type -> Regedit

    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators

    Change the value from 0 to 2

    Turn Numlock on manually

    Log off and back on again.

    For all users, make the same change to:
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators


    Hope this helps!

    Good luck.