I've noticed when looking for a new 13" laptop from Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc, they do not have a Numpad - not even one working with the FN (function key). I googled a lot, trying to find a way to make a laptop have a Numpad like they have on old computers on the function key.

For a laptop like the Dell XPS 13, is it possible to make like a CAPS LOCK options for the keys U, I, O,J, K, and L act like 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, and 3?

well the solution for me was to buy a thinkpad t580. now i have the numpad :P

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    You might want to check out a similar question here. Technically not a duplicate, as there was no official answer given, rather a couple of recommendations. – richbl Dec 23 '17 at 13:15
  • @richbl gave a link that suggests using xkb and AutoKey (in a comment). If you are using a graphic environment, then AutoKey github.com/autokey-py3/autokey would be the easiest way because it has a GUI front end which will make experimenting/configuration easier. xkb is fine, but harder to master (and will work where no GUI is installed.) – Joe Dec 28 '17 at 11:03

have you tried a 3rd party usb plug in numpad there are a few on the market at about $40 not the prettiest solution but would probably work

you may be able to install an alternate keyboard map and toggle it to a function key combo (like ctl-caplock etc)


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