Numlock on a Laptop

I use a laptop day to day, and when I have it docked, I use a keyboard, that I turn numlock on. When I undock and start using my laptop again, numlock is on, and its hard to tell it is, about the only way I can is by typing and seeing that letters are turning into numbers. I think there almost needs to be an on-screen notification that numlock is on, or something, because I have been foiled by the numlock gods too many times, I couldnt login to VPN tonight for a while because it wouldnt take my password, well, it would, but I had numlock on. I guess I could make my passwords to be out of the range of the laptop numlock keys, right 🙂

By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

2 replies on “Numlock on a Laptop”

[…] Well, since I didnt want to page the IT Department, instead, I just wrote a program to handle my problem. Code around IT I always say. .NET 2.0, created a small program to watch keyboard strokes, and if NumLock is on, put a systray icon down there, lime green with a big N. Set it up to run when I login, so I should be good to go. The code is not pretty at all, so I’m not going to post it, but if someone wants to see, let me know and I will share, maybe you can even improve it […]


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