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Numeric Keyboard ?

481 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 9:28 AM by rccharles RSS
Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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May 4, 2012 3:31 AM



Uses a

Machine Name:iMac G5
  Machine Model:PowerMac8,1
  CPU Type:PowerPC G5  (3.0)
  Number Of CPUs:1
  CPU Speed:1.8 GHz
  L2 Cache (per CPU):512 KB
  Memory:1 GB
  Bus Speed:600 MHz
  Boot ROM Version:5.2.2f4


With standard Keyboard with numerical part.


Suddenly it doesnt address Excel 2004 (11.4.1) from numeric pad ?


All suggestions of interest

• the numeric key left second row (square with X trough it) doesn't help at all. [X]


Yours Bengt W

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    May 4, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)

    Is this an Apple keyboard or Windows keyboard?


    system profiler.


    the blue Apple icon > About this Mac > More info...

    goto the hardware section. Scroll down and click on  USB


    This will give you the name of the keyboard.


    Did this keypad work before?

    Does the keypad work with your web browser?


    On some windows keyboards there is a num lock key.  Might Be set wrong.



  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    May 4, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)

    From the info you gave, seems like a bad keyboard.


    Just tried excel 2004.  Both sets of numbers results in numbers in excel.


    Need to verify that the numeric keypad works in other applications.


    Could be some keyboard remapping program intercepting & changing keys.


    This is an iMac.  Maybe OS got confused over what keyboard you have. 


    You looked in system preferences on keyboard & mouse. There are two tabs on keyboard.  See applications keyboard preferences.


    perhaps a preference got messed up.

    So define a new user and see if problem occurs there.  System preferences > Users > + to add users


    check out.

    Full Key Codes app

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    May 5, 2012 9:28 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)

    Interesting article.



    toggles "num-lock function"



    google :

    numeric keypad excel mac os


    Thanks for the kind comments




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