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Numpad on to numbers, numpad off to something else

I am curious it is possible to have numpad working like in Windows when mouse keys function in enabled and in other settings you enable "use mouse keys when numlock is: -on -off as on photo So when ...
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Geany switching on Numlock - how to disable

I always use the number pad as a directional controller and I have disabled it system wide. However geany is turning numlock on. How do I prevent this?
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How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a fresh 18.04 install and would like to enable the numlock key for login, without switching to the older lightDM. I saw this, this and this, but when trying the gdm approach I get: Command 'gdm'...
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How to disable numpad digits in Ubuntu 18?

I have a work laptop with numpad keys, and the navigation keys (home/end, page up/down, insert, delete) are also there. And their behavior depends on Numlock key state. I don't have a habit of using ...
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How to set numlock sensitive keyboard shortcuts in ubuntu 18.10

I have been trying to set some keyboard shortcuts for the seldom used numpad keys, while retaining the normal numpad functionality when NumLock is enabled. I set the shortcuts as I would any other: ...
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lubuntu 18.04 on my laptop : enable numlock on for both logon screen and at lightdm session opening

I saw related posts concerning these 2 configurations. But didn't see For information I couldn't get rid of using numlockx tool. For logon screen I needed to add line: greeter-setup-script=/usr/...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome, numeric keypad not working

Did the following as normal user and reboot, still not working gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.keyboard numlock-state Did the above as root got answer: (process:3378): dconf-...
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My Numerical keyboard is not working 18.04

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed with Gnome Desktop. My keyboard numerical keyboard is not working even after installing numlockx and checking that is showing ON from Dconf[]
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NumLock light ignores NumLock key on MSI laptop in 18.04

The numlock key works normally on my MSI MS-1759 laptop, but its indicator light does not. When the button is pressed, numlock toggles on but its light stays off. Via terminal it can be forced open ...
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Systemd won't turn numlock off

I HATE the fact that my numlock light stays on after shutdown! I prepared a unit file like this one [Unit] Description=Turn Num Lock off before shutdown RequiresMountsFor=/ #dunno if needed, just in ...
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Desktop 18.04 always with Numlock on? [duplicate]

Is it possible to start Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 always with Numlock on? In 16.04 it works with the file /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/99-numlockx.conf.
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How to set 'numlock on' as default at login screen?

In Ubuntu 16.04 i was able to open numlock on login screen as default with the help of this url: How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? However it doesn't work with Ubuntu 18.04.It ...
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numlockx on ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

As the title suggests, can anyone please teach me a step by step (for a newbie) to install this on my PC. I need this because the numlock is not automatically on during the login of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ...
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Disabling numlock in session startup does not work

I am trying to disable my numlock key using the following command numlockx off && xmodmap -e "keycode 77 = """ It works so I wanted to this command to be run automatically at the start of ...
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Disable numlock at startup? Ubuntu 16.04 xkboptions

The numlock and capslock keyboard light toggling crashes my computer (this is not the subject of the question). I am trying to deactivate these two keys at startup. I modified the /etc/default/...
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How do I turn Numlock ON for login screen Ubuntu 17.10 Wayland

I know this question comes up a lot, and I've seen some answers. But the thing is, from what I understand numlockx is made for Xorg and does not work on Wayland. I saw that some implementations of ...
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Can't find weston.ini on Ubuntu 17.10 to turn on Numlock

From my basic understanding Ubuntu 17.10 now uses Wayland instead of Xorg, even though it is still possible to switch between the two. I want to have my numlock key ON when I enter Ubuntu. I read ...
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Help me set NumLock on external keyboard different from internal laptop keyboard

I have an Entroware laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. I have attached an external logitech wireless mouse and keyboard set through a USB port. Now, whenever I change the NumLock status on the ...
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Ubuntu Server 17.04 enable numlock without desktop environment [duplicate]

In earlier Ubuntu versions I would do: sudo apt-get install numlockx sudo sed -i 's|^exit 0.*$|# Numlock enable\n[ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ] \&\& numlockx on\n\nexit 0|' /etc/rc.local But ...
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How can I get a numlock notification like the volume notification in Gnome 3?

In GNOME 3 the audio change notification looks like this: Can I get a caps lock or num lock icon like it?
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Drevo Calibur 71 TKL Bluetooth Key Confusion

When I boot my computer I can use the bluetooth keyboard to log in, but after login the keys don't seem to work.
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Numlock on login screen on Ubuntu gnome 16.10 [duplicate]

Numlock is not enabled on my ubuntu gnome 16.10 login screen. It was perfectly working with 16.04. I tried several tricks but none of them works: - adding numlockx in /etc/rc.local => no difference - ...
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Can't turn on numlock in Gnome shell textbox but everywhere else is fine

Recently, I opened Synaptic and type my password (which include numbers) and notice that numlock isn't turned on no matter how many times I hit numlock button. Then I return, open other programs (...
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Numlock disables itself after use

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS my numlock does not work the way it should. Everytime I enable it, press one of the numlock keys, it disables itself. Can I make this behaviour stop somehow? ...
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Disable Numlock

I've just started using a program that needs the numberpad activated, so I've been using numlock on my laptop (FN + NumLk). But now, every time I turn off my computer and turn it back on, numlock is ...
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Turn on num lock before request for passphrase to unlock full encrypted disk

How can I automatically switch on num lock before request passphrase to unlock full encrypted disk (LVM)?
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Why does NumLock LED not shine while NumLock mode is on?

I often notice that the NumLock LED is off although NumLock mode is on actually and the numeric keypad works as it is meant to when NumLock is on. Pressing NumLock twice (to turn it off and on again) ...
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NumLock turns off when switching layouts, how can I fix it?

It looks like I have a bug in 16.04; when I switch keyboard layouts, NumLock is turned off. How to fix this?
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Annoying Numlock bug in ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu on a laptop that doesn't have numlock.. and for some reason Ubuntu keep enabling numlock messing up my keyboard layout... u become 4, j become 1, m become 0... ect ect. I been ...
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NumLock turns off after GRUB

In the BIOS settings, NumLock is turned on. The NumLock will continue to turn on but after you choose your OS with GRUB it will turn off automatically. The NumLock is still on while on GRUB screen ...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for Unity Desktop

I own a notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity DE that does not have any keyboard LEDs to indicate NUM-Lock or CAPS-Lock states. It would be useful for me to see them anyway, ideally through an ...
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How do I make my system keep the numlock turned on at startup?

How do I make my system keep the numlock turned on at startup? I am puzzled by this defect, and I want to solve this without having to install an external program as I am convinced that there is a ...
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Disable numlock warning on lock screen for notebook

I own a notebook with separate number pad on the keyboard and running 16.04. On the login screen/lock screen, I see a grey warning triangle in the password input field telling me that NUM-Lock is on. ...
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Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and "Shortcuts"...
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Numlock & Capslock lights wrong after Lubuntu wake-up

If I suspend my Lubuntu with either or both the numlock and capslock lights on then later wake it I find both lights off on my keyboard (Micro$oft 600). Both numlock and capslock remain in the same ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Turn NumLock on and disable NumLock key permanently

As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to turn NumLock on and disable the NumLock key permanently. There is a solution here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock, but I've not been able to ...
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Why does Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus have a Numlock warning

The newest version of Ubuntu has a new nifty feature: a big exclamation mark warning in the password box when you have Numlock on at login. When you mouse over the warning: Why would the user be ...
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“The system is running in low-graphics mode” when I try setup autorun numlock on

Ubuntu 14.04. I like turn on numlock on autorun. I found this recommendation: go to /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf and add greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on When ...
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Keep NumLock always on

I have already physically removed the Num Lock key cap, so I don't accidentally press it (I use a very compact keyboard). But I understand there is a bug in xorg that toggles Num Lock to off when I ...
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Num Lock Key Randomly Turning On and Off

First time caller, long time listener. I have been using Mint for a few years and have recently switched to Ubuntu. Everything was great until I purchased a newer laptop. With this laptop, number ...
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Toggle numlock without the key - without sudo permissions

I have a keyboard without the NumLock key. The keyboard is a Dell wireless one, similar to the MAC one. It has a clear key rather than NumLock like in older keyboards. How can I toggle the NumLock on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 how to enable numlock for login screen

I'm a brand new Ubuntu user & I'm trying to enable numlock for the login screen in Ubuntu 14.04 I've tried all the answers I could find but none of them seem to work for me. All I got was a "low ...
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How to turn numlock on from command line

So it looks like numlockx is the standard way to have numlock automatically enabled. In my case I have my own scripts that run at startup anyway, and it just feels cumbersome to install an entire ...
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How to get caps and num lock lights to show when in console

I have recently noticed something rather annoying, when in console (in one of the TTYs), if I press the caps lock key, the little light which normally lights up to show me that it is, does not, nor ...
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NUM-Lock LED state does not correspond with internal state after boot (15.04, 15.10)

Running Ubuntu 15.10, 64 bit, Desktop, Unity, German keyboard layout, external PS2 keyboard. I had this problem also on the same machine with 15.04, but not with 14.10, I think (both 32 bit). After ...
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Make Ubuntu 14.04 NumPad behave like Windows

I'm using an external keyboard with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual-booting Windows 8.1, although that may be irrelevant to the question. With the NumLock switched on, I can type numbers by default and I ...
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Why is Numlock turned off by default?

Is there a special reason why NUMLOCK is disabled/turned off by default? It feels like (when searching the internet) most users (including me) wants to enable it by default.
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num lock messing up keys on right side of keyboard

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavillion DV9700 laptop. This use to work fine (for years) I have had 14.04 running for at least 3-4 months. This problem just started a couple weeks ago, not sure ...
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How to permanently disable the num lock key in Ubuntu 14.04

This key is close to others on my keyboard which contributes to some accidental key presses. I would like this key to be a no-op. I am mainly interested in a solution that works when I log in via ...
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Displaying status of capslock/numlock

On my ASUS G56JK laptop there is no Led indicator for numlock. Does anybody now a program running with Ubuntu 14.04 that would simply display the status of the numlock/capslock keys close to the clock,...