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I tried to set options in keyboard layout. I enabled "default numeric keys" but no success. I want it to be enabled only after login. I see the options in keyboard layout are slightly altered in 12.10.

How do I do it in 12.10?

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Have you tried logging out then logging back in? – Peachy Nov 8 '12 at 7:06

To enable Numlock on Login

Go to System Settings → Keyboard Layout → Options → Miscellaneous compatibility options and check "Default numeric keypad keys"

  1. Go to System Settings...

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  2. Select Keyboard Layout

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  3. Select keyboard layout on the left pane and click on Options on the lower right corner.

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  4. Under Keyboard Layout Options window, click on Miscellaneous Compatibility options and tick Default numeric keypad keys.

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  5. Click on Close.

Setting takes effect after Login.

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I had done the same and restarted the pc.I guess I had selected some other option too,which may have disabled auto num lock.I have a usb wireless keyboard.Perhaps this is the reason sometimes things do not work at first attempt.This time it worked,thank you. – gagmani Nov 9 '12 at 6:20
FYI: This answer no longer works, and is not correct as of 14.01 – D3L Aug 18 '14 at 2:01

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