10854 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2008 1:20 AM by Justin Ancheta
Well, I tried what you said, but It did not work. I am using a compaq numeric keypad, Model: CPQ19nkp, and It does not have num lock ligth, just the key. Can you help me?
I actually have the exact same external USB keypad as you do (Compaq CPK19NKP) and the "hold the Num Lock" trick didn't work for me - but the trick at the Mac OS X Hints forums (http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=44298) did:
"Opening the Keyboard viewer (from the input menu in the menubar; set this up via System Preferences-->International-->Input Menu) and pressing the affected keys on the keypad shows the problem; depressing "7" shows keypad 7 pressed, and releasing it shows "clear" (top left of the keypad) pressed. I don't know why this double input occurs, but I have fixed the issue, at least for Excel. I created a keyboard layout that re-maps "clear" to give no input. This was fairly easy using Ukelele: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=ukelele
I started with a standard US keyboard layout in Ukelele and pressed <function> to show the keypad-within-the-macbook-keyboard keys; double-clicked the "clear" key (in place of "6" on the QWERTY keyboard); and deleted the character code in the resulting pop-up. Save this layout to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/ (or /Library/Keyboard Layouts/); log out and back in; use the International preferences to include your saved layout in the Input Menu; and then select this input mapping. My Targus keypad now works fine in Excel."
After following his instructions, I can verify that this allowed me to use my keypad in Excel.