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Num Lock key

Windows Tips & Tricks

Num Lock key

»» 26.OCT.2017 / updated: ---/

Num Lock key: Some keyboards have two numeric keys. One above the alphabet buttons, and one on the right of the keyboard called dedicated keys, and usually the dedicated number pad is omitted on smaller laptops or notebooks to allow for their compact size. The number pad on the right is rarely used, and the Num Lock button must be enabled when using numeric keyboards. This Num Lock button enables or disables the numeric keypad.

Quick tip: If the numeric keys on the right are disabled, nothing generally happens after touching, only the cursor moves to the beginning of the current text line. If you need to use the numeric key frequently, we recommend turning on the Num Lock button.

Num Lock key

Caps Lock and Scroll Lock buttons

The Caps Lock and Scroll Lock buttons work like the Num Lock button. The first, helps you to switch between capital letters and small letters, while the other enable or disable scrolling. Like the Num Lock button, you can set these buttons the same way. On or Off. If you do not want to limit these features, but want to know when it is turned on or off, turn on the audio alerts.

I have made so

  1. - I have simultaneously pressed Windows + U buttons.
  2. - Clicked on the Keyboard link in the left bar of the Ease of Access Center window that appeared.
  3. Under Turn on Toggle Keys I turned on the Hear a tone when you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock button.

More Details

  • Press simultaneously Windows Logo + U buttons on keyboard.
  • Click the Keyboard link

  • Click on the Keyboard link in the left bar of the Ease of Access Center window that appeared.
  • Click on the Simplify Access link

  • Activate in the middle of the window, under the Toggle Keys section Hear a tone when you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock. After activation, the system will alert you with a beep.
  • Activates a sound when you press the Num Lock key

Num Lock reg file

If you want the Num Lock key to be permanently activated, change the database entry as follows:


  1. Change database only after reading the full description!
  2. Change the database only at your own risk!
  3. It may cause reinstalling the operating system if you modify the registry incorrectly!

  • At the same time, tap the Windows Logo + R keys on the keyboard and type regedit. Look for the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Control Panel \Keyboard and right-click on the "InitialKeyboardIndicators". From the mouse menu that appears, select Modify, then enter number 2 (two) instead of 0 (zero), and then click OK and close the database
  • Select Edit and close the database

    Note: (If necessary, repeat the same operation under HKEY_USERS \Default \Control Panel \Keyboard). You can also use the following numbers to activate NumLock, CapsLock / ScrollLock instead of 0 (zero):

    1. 0 – disable NumLock, CapsLock and ScrollLock;
    2. 1 – enable CapsLock;
    3. 2 – enable NumLock;
    4. 3 – enable CapsLock and NumLock;
    5. 4 – enable ScrollLock;
    6. 5 – enable CapsLock and ScrollLock;
    7. 6 – enable NumLock and ScrollLock;
    8. 7 – enable NumLock, CapsLock and ScrollLock;

    In short

    Download the file InitialKeyboardIndicators.reg ready prepared. Simply click on the downloaded file and it will immediately be added to the database, you do not have to do anything manually.

    Download the file restore.reg ready prepared. Just click on the downloaded file and will immediately restore the registration database to the original settings.


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