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On my Samsung NP305E5A-A05US laptop, the numpad, except for the 5 key, has started acting like the arrow keys(6 moves the cursor right, 8 moves the cursor up, etc). However, holding the Fn key makes it work normally. NumLock only toggles the 5 key.

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You must have your numpad not locked. If you have the numlock button, just press it, if not you can use

  numlockx on

to install it : sudo apt-get install numlockx

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  1. Click on the System Menu
  2. Go to Preferences sub menu
  3. Select Keyboard
  4. Click on the Mouse Keys tab
  5. Uncheck "Pointer can be controlled using the keypad"
  • That box was already unchecked. Perhaps I should clarify: By "cursor" I meant the blinking text cursor, not the mouse pointer. As I said before, the numpad behaves exactly like the arrow keys. It can scroll up or down on a webpage, navigate menus, and anything else the arrow keys can do. – Manuel Nov 8 '13 at 3:30

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