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The keyboard numbers don't work,what can I do to fix it?

1570 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 26, 2011 12:12 PM by Don Archibald RSS
Ea$y Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Aug 26, 2011 11:58 AM

All of a suddent the number pad stopped working.  There is no reset key so I tried holding the clear key down, and they still don't work. However the =/*-+ key do work.

Mac, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    Aug 26, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to Ea$y)

    The option for Mouse Keys may have become turned on. To check for that, go to System Preferences > Universal Access, switch the view to Mouse, then turn Mouse Keys off if it is on.

     

    Note that in that same pane there is shown a keyboard toggle for that feature - press the Option key five times in a row to turn it off or on. If Mouse Keys is the problem, that may have been how it got turned on. You can prevent that from recurring by unchecking that item.

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