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  1. Default Disable the stupid "keyboard numeric pad" Sony VAIO?

    Howdy,

    I have a Sony VAIO laptop (model PCG-FXA49). Like most notebooks, it has a
    "numeric keypad" built into the regular keyboard. This allows you to use
    the

    UIO
    JKL
    NM<

    keys on the keyboard as

    789
    456
    123

    if you're entering lots of numeric data.

    On most laptops, you press the "FN" key and another key to toggle the keypad
    on or off. Well, not on this one. I cannot figure out how to toggle OFF
    this feature to save my life. I CAN press the "FN" key and a number key at
    the same time in order to temporarily type a letter instead of a number but
    as soon as I release the FN key, the numeric pad is re-enabled.

    After an exhaustive Google on the subject, I've given up. I know it's
    something very, simple that I'm overlooking but I'm lost.

    So, does anyone have a VAIO who can tell me how to disable this stupid
    numeric pad?

    Thanks!

    --
    Jim



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    "Jim" <qwerty@abc.com> wrote in message
    news:HtnUe.6728$fS3.6419@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
    > Howdy,
    >
    > I have a Sony VAIO laptop (model PCG-FXA49). Like most notebooks, it has
    > a "numeric keypad" built into the regular keyboard. This allows you to
    > use the
    >
    > UIO
    > JKL
    > NM<
    >
    > keys on the keyboard as
    >
    > 789
    > 456
    > 123
    >
    > if you're entering lots of numeric data.
    >
    > On most laptops, you press the "FN" key and another key to toggle the
    > keypad on or off. Well, not on this one. I cannot figure out how to
    > toggle OFF this feature to save my life. I CAN press the "FN" key and a
    > number key at the same time in order to temporarily type a letter instead
    > of a number but as soon as I release the FN key, the numeric pad is
    > re-enabled.
    >
    > After an exhaustive Google on the subject, I've given up. I know it's
    > something very, simple that I'm overlooking but I'm lost.
    >
    > So, does anyone have a VAIO who can tell me how to disable this stupid
    > numeric pad?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Jim


    That's true of most laptops, according to the manual that should have come
    with your laptop you have to depress the Num Lock key to activate the
    numeric keypad. I would suspect that the Num Lock light is on on your
    laptop and you should press the Num Lock key to turn it off.



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