Number Keypad Not Working on a Mac Keyboard? It’s a Simple Fix
There is no num lock key. You use the number keys towards the top of the keyboard. Some of the Mac keyboard have them, some do not. Sometimes when using VM Ware and Windows the numbers don't come out when you press them.
Can't do that on MacBook Air I've got. Learn More! Plug in an external USB or wireless Mac keyboard that has a num lock. LVL Have you installed the bootcamp drivers inside your Windows VM? They are on the mac operating system Dvd. These will install any apple specific drivers and may resolve the num lock issue. It's VM Ware not bootcamp Apple has discontinued the NUM lock key in the new keyboards, being there isn't much need for it anymore.
These may resolve your numlock issues as instead of using generic VMWare drivers, you'll have specific ones for the apple hardware. Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by Your issues matter to us. Try Fn-F6. Thanks guys. I'll try the drivers idea. I'm gonna try this. It's more than this solution. Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere. Try it for free Edge Out The Competition for your dream job with proven skills and certifications. Get started today Stand Out as the employee with proven skills. Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forward with certification training in the latest technologies.
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Sandra Batakis. When you see num-3 or some such, it means you should strike the '3' key in the numeric keypad. Just one key, by itself. Both Mac and Windows machines are supplied with and without numeric keypads. See pic below.
Cubase Pro, Nuendo, and Dorico Pro; latest versions available. And I have the full Mac extended keyboard in my studio, not the laptop version. But thanks for your reply. Here are some of the key combinations that include "num": So it has to be some other key. I just google searched an image of a Windows keyb and it does have a key labelled "num" at the location of the Mac's numeric keypad's "Clear" key. It is not near enough to the arrow keys to easily do those combinations with one hand so it requires taking both hands off of normal keyboard locations. So I doubt that's what they mean.
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Surely they must have some keyboard shortcut layout in mind for Mac users. So I will hope that someone from Dorico support will reply to my inquiry here. Thanks again for trying to help figure this out. Until it's figured out I will be stuck with having to use menu commands and clicking on stuff that requires sliding panels in and out instead of being able to use simple keyboard shortcuts. Last edited by laurie on Wed Feb 01, 4: They are referring to the numlock key, which is an on-or-off state, like caps lock.
However, you might try hitting the 'clear' key on your keyboard and see if those shortcuts work in Dorico then. Do a search for numlock mac keyboard, and you'll find more info. It didn't do any of what the "num" key is supposed to do. And also it isn't near the cursor or other keys that "num" is supposed to be used in combination with.
Didn't they have any Mac beta testers??? This seems like a pretty basic level of feedback: Mac keyboard shortcuts should only use keys that are on Macintosh keyboards. Maybe the part you're not getting is that the numlock key is not a key modifier, but an on or off switch, so it's irrelevant where it's located.
It is, nonetheless, located in the same place as the Clear key on a mac extended keyboard. I'm pretty sure they mean a specific individual key. Last edited by Rob Tuley on Wed Feb 01, 5: But that was some time ago. It would be even more awkward a stretch if that works. Did not want to bother him but I guess I better ask him what key he uses. Last edited by laurie on Wed Feb 01, 5: The arrow keys are a separate area of the keyboard. The Mac has a pair of modifier keys named "command".
I don't know what the Windows keyb's equivalent is though it has one. They are located next to each end of the spacebar. The num keypad has an "enter" key and it functions the same as the carriage return key. I didn't make a typo. That was "cut and paste" from the Dorico Mac keyb shortcuts on my Mac's screen, The "enter' key wasn't used in any of those shortcuts. Those arrows would represent cursor keys. Where would I find? Dorico Elements 2.
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