Numlock question

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

  1. rushm001

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

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    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

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    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


    Reboot



    Hope this helps!

    Good luck.