Right side of keyboard has its characters changed when num lock is on.

  1.    #1

    Right side of keyboard has its characters changed when num lock is on.


    I've had this issue for a while. What happens is that if i turn num lock on (which lets me use the numpad's numbers) the right side of the letter keyboard turns into different characters (the letter "o" changes to a 5, ";" changes to a "+" ,and so on).

    Sometimes the problem will fix after a shutdown or restart with the numlock off. But then it will come back at another boot. If i uninstall the device and plug the keyboard back in it fixes but after a restart it happens again. Any ideas?
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    Hi TurboHonk !
    This is very similar to the keyboard of a laptop that does not have a keypad.
    You must review the choice of your keyboard in "Settings", "Time & Language", "Language". At the bottom choose the keyboard (delete the useless ones) then the "options" button.
    Your "extended" keyboard is a 102-key if it has a numeric keypad (basic).
    A+
    Jean-Claude
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    Im not sure if i understood, but i checked and i only had one Keyboard selected as well as one language. There werent any other keyboards to delete.
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    Like @JCMacintosh said the system thinks you are using a keyboard without a separate numeric keypad. So the num-lock makes the way it work the way it does on a laptop keyboard.

    If you don't have an extra keyboard to delete in settings then try to add one (in same language) then delete the other.
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  5.    #5

    Frequently, such keyboards have the "alternate" numeric keys indicated in a different color from the main keys. On past IBM laptops & desktops, it was in light blue.
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  6.    #6

    Hold down the FN key and press the Num Lock key once. This converts the keyboard to be all letters again.
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