Intel Mac :: Numeric Keypad Portion Of Keyboard Does Not Work?
Apr 1, 2012
The numeric keypad portion of my keyboard does not work for some reason. I have tried pressing the "clear" button ovet the "7" key but no go. I have to force quit now when in InDesign if I use the number pad by mistake. HAve repaired disc permissions and disc, am at wits end.
I'll be purchasing a new iMac soon and was curious to know your thoughts and opinions on the different keyboard options.
Option #1: Apple Wireless Keyboard From Apple Site: For the ultimate in flexibility and to minimise cable clutter, choose the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Its ultra-compact size allows you to place your mouse comfortably next to your keyboard and fits on even the most crowded desk. It communicates with your Mac over a reliable, secure Bluetooth wireless connection. And advanced power management hardware and software extends the life of your AA batteries (included), giving you up to nine months of battery life (based on average usage patterns).
Option #2: Apple Keyboard From Apple Site: The wired Apple Keyboard offers a compact design that lets you place your mouse comfortably next to your keyboard and fits on even the most crowded desk. Two USB 2.0 ports let you connect your mouse as well as a high-speed peripheral such as a digital camera or printer.
Option #3: Apple Keyboard w/ Numeric Keypad From Apple Site: The wired Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad offers an extended layout that includes document navigation controls page up, page down, home and end and full-size arrow keys for playing games and scrolling through documents. Its numeric keypad is perfect for spreadsheets and finance applications. And two USB 2.0 ports let you connect your mouse as well as a high-speed peripheral such as a digital camera or printer.
So, what is the advantage to having a wireless keyboard for a desktop computer? If I'm planning on simply sitting at a desk in front of my computer, isn't a wireless keyboard somewhat pointless? The only advantage I can see is having less wires on your desk. Now, I'm intrigued by the other two keyboards because of the additional USB ports. Can anybody vouch for how necessary the numeric keypad is? Is the smaller keyboard a big advantage in terms of desk space?
I have an iMac (24inch first gen aluminum one). The keyboard shorted out and the mighty mouse roller ball at the top doesn't always work. I noticed that the current mac wireless bluetooth keyboard does not have a numeric keypad. What's a good mac compatible keyboard that has bluetooth and a numeric keypad. Also, what are some good options for mice? I don't play games on the computer, I use it for web stuff, MS office stuff, and aperture for photo editing.
I'm reorganising my home office, and as a result trying to get rid of as many wires as possible due to the change in desk space. I'm already going to swap my Logitech MX518 mouse for an MX Revolution, but I'm looking for a keyboard.
I love the Apple keyboards, but the bluetooth version is no good as it doesn't have the numeric keypad. I used this heavily for my job.
I was recommended the Logitech diNovo Edge Mac edition, which looks awesome, but again, no numeric keypad.
Anybody got any recommendations for a fast, slimline wireless keyboards (eg, not one of those hulking clacky multimedia keyboards) that has the numeric pad?
I am about to get an iMac but I don't really want that magic mouse thats given free with it because I don't want that extra bluetooth radiation, nor do I want that cordless bluetooth keyboard for the same reason. So I am thinking of getting the mighty mouse instead and the numeric keypad keyboard.
Can someone explain to me why Apple has refused to make a wireless version of their full size keyboard with the numeric keypad? Their wired version is great, but I can't stand wires. When my full size white Apple keyboard went to the sandbox in the sky last year, I dropped $120 for a brand new one I found online (high price to the fact Apple didn't make them anymore then), and now that one has just taken a dump -- I spilt literally three drops of water on it and the space bar stopped working completely.
Now I'm stuck with Apple's micro wireless keyboard until they come out with the full size wireless one - if ever.
Just purchased a new iMac that came with a wireless keyboard. When I am working on accounting documents, I wish to use a numeric keyboard. The apple numeric keyboard I purchased does not seem to always work when I turn on my computer. It seems to only want to pick up the bluetooth keyboard. I have tried disconnecting the bluetooth keyboard but then it says "no keyboard found" even though I have the numeric keyboard plugged into the USB.
My husband gave me a Mac Mini for my birthday. So far so good but it is a little frustrating learning a new operating system after working with MS Windows since the beginning.
I'm using my Dell flat screen monitor and keyboard and my Microsoft wireless mouse. With MS windows I used the keypad on the right side of the keyboard for the arrows/pgup/pgdn/home, etc. to move around the screen and did not use the number functions (I turned number lock off). With my Mac Mini it only gives me the numbers and the number lock OFF does not work.
Question: how can I turn the number lock off so I can use the arrows/pgup/pgdn/home, etc. on the keypad?
iMac G5 rev.A OS 10.4.11, Original Apple Pro Keyboard
I never noticed that the numerical keypad on the RH side of my keyboard was inoperative, in that I cannot use the keys to type the digits in any text, nor for entering numbers in an Excel spreadsheet cell. I never use it except to use the 12346789 keys to nudge the pointer. I always use, by habit I guess, the number keys above the letter keys.
I checked the Finder�s Help and did not find any specific info about the numerical keypad. I thought that may be the Extended Keyboard that came with the computer, somehow had not been identified properly when I installed OS 10.4. Reading Finder�s help about that subject, it said to �Open Preferences, Click Keyboard and Mouse, Click Keyboard, Click the �Change Keyboard Type� button, and Follow the steps when the Keyboard Setup Assistant appears.�
I cannot get any typing seen on the screen lwhen using keys on "numeric portion" of Apple keyboard with my 2011 Mac Mini. The keys of the the main portion of the keyboard work well. version of OS is updated 10.7.3.
My Wireless mac keypad has stopped properly working. The keys sometime do not correspond to the result, or a a simultaneous duel actio, for example when the delete button is pressed the. Ursor does go backwards, but it also turns the sound up. The keyboard is properly connected to the computer, and the battery life is up in the nineties.
The 1 to 9 keys on the top part of my keyboard stopped working.The ` 0 - = keys all work fine. It is a wireless keyboard (model no. A1314) without a number pad on the side. Nothing has been spilled on it. I have tried it on another Mac and it does not work there either.
i noticed a while ago that my bottom set of keys dont work such as - z x c v b n m , . / also the space button doesnt work either but all other keys do! im having to use a differant windows keyboard which is annoying because it doesnt have all the buttons that the mac
I have an iMac G5, running OS 10.5.8, and a new Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. My keyboard volume control does not work. Any have ideas as to why ? (I have a similar set-up at work with no volume problems.)
Info: iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
The + key on the number keypad doesn't work, but the one on the main part of the keyboard does. On turning on the computer, as soon as (for example) I open Safari and the Google page appears, a row of plusses appear; +++++++++++++. The plusses will keep appearing until I press the space bar. Then I can delete them.
The right hand shift key works with everything but the " key, but the left hand shift key is fine. There were problems in the past; I had the "you have stupidly pressed the wrong key" chime repeating and repeating. this stopped, many months ago. I did wipe the keyboard down with a cloth that was slightly too damp and some keys stopped working, but after leaving the keyboard in the sun for a couple of days all was fine. That was months before the +++ problem started and months after the "you have stupidly pressed the wrong key" stopped.
The +++ problem was worse at one time, occurring at random while the computer was in use. I also suspect that some keys do not always function when tapped, but that may well just be my typing. Having typed this out and thought about it, it would seem that I may have damaged the keyboard when I wiped it down, but you may know better.