Windows 10: Permanently enable number lock

Discus and support Permanently enable number lock in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; There's this bug in excel where when you double click a cell it toggles number lock. Apparently there's no way to turn this off. Was wondering if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Medium_Inspector2696, May 23, 2022.

  1. Permanently enable number lock


    There's this bug in excel where when you double click a cell it toggles number lock. Apparently there's no way to turn this off. Was wondering if there's a way at the OS level to permanently enable num loc? I've found instructions on how to enable it on startup, but that doesn't persist and it still gets toggled off in excel.

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    /u/Medium_Inspector2696, May 23, 2022
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  2. HansL55 Win User

    How to set Number Lock key to be permanently ON

    I have a Dell 17" 3000 series I7 laptop that works fine but for the fact is has no Number Lock light (bizarre) so you never know if the Number Lock is on or off. While the laptop always starts with Number Lock - ON, my poor typing often turns it off, only
    to find I'm typing somewhere in a document I didn't want to, which is very frustrating.

    I'm looking to either:

    1) permanently set the key to ON so that multiple pressing of the key will always cause it to be ON, or

    2) permanently disable the key as the BIOS presumably sets this key to ON upon start-up (assuming such a permanent disabling still allows the BIOS to set it to ON upon start-up).

    Dell technical support couldn't help me and I'd prefer to tweak the BIOS or Windows, than try unproven add-on software.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome.
     
    HansL55, May 23, 2022
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  3. bro67 Win User
    Number lock

    Some motherboards allow the NumLock to be sticky on, You can use the following Registry Edit to have Windows keep it enabled. Enable NumLock on the Windows 10 Login screen/Lock screen It should stay enabled with the proper entry. Make sure you do not use the Windows 7 entry.
     
    bro67, May 23, 2022
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  4. Permanently enable number lock

    num lock permanently on

    I would like Num Lock to be permanently ON. Even when I accidently hit the Num Lock key I would like it to stay on.

    Is there a way to enable this? ie. I don't want the Num Lock key do anything at all. I want to ALWAYS use the number pad for numbers. Never for arrows etc.
     
    DavidddddZZ, May 23, 2022
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