Windows 10: Turn Num Lock permanently on

Discus and support Turn Num Lock permanently on in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; When I'm typing, I make heavy use of the number pad, and very often use the / key. Because of this, I frequently hit the Num Lock key by mistake, and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Michael Pope, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Turn Num Lock permanently on


    When I'm typing, I make heavy use of the number pad, and very often use the / key. Because of this, I frequently hit the Num Lock key by mistake, and then find myself in an unfamiliar part of the document because I hit Pg Down or Pg Up when trying to type in a number. Is there a way to permanently disable this key? I never use the number pad for anything but numbers, and have no reason to ever turn Num Lock off, so what I am looking for is a way to keep it on, but disable the key so that pressing it no longer toggles between On and Off.


    Does anyone know a way to do this?

    :)
     
    Michael Pope, Nov 19, 2019
    #1
  2. JB_920 Win User

    Windows10 Enable Num Lock when turns ons

    Hi Anil,

    Thank you for your reply, however I have not had any success.

    I had num locked enabled then I followed the steps exactly... unchecked
    Turn on fast startup (recommended)
    and saved the changes. I restarted the computer and num lock is still disabled on start up.

    I have also tried another forum suggested method: log in screen press num lock key to enable and then restarting from log in screen. This also did not work. Is it something to do with windows 10??

    Thanks
     
    JB_920, Nov 19, 2019
    #2
  3. Have num lock turned off when computer boots

    The num lock was turned on with the latest unscheduled Windows 10 update. I was puzzled that my password didn't work until I noticed the light was
    on.

    How do I change the settings so the num lock, scroll lock, and caps lock settings are
    off on bootup? Also how do I permanently disable the useless num lock, scroll lock, and caps lock keys?
     
    RichardTonsing, Nov 19, 2019
    #3
  4. Turn Num Lock permanently on

    Num lock keeps turning off

    Hi,

    Was the Num Lock option working fine before? Aside from your observation that it turns off whenever you open Excel, were there any updates performed, or any changes made on the computer prior to this issue?

    In the meantime, let's check out if the mouse keys are turned off and see if this address the problem. Follow the steps below:

    • Click the Start key, select Settings.
    • Click Ease of Access, then Mouse.
    • Toggle Off Mouse keys.

    Update us with the outcome.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Nov 19, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Turn Num Lock permanently on

Loading...
  1. Turn Num Lock permanently on - Similar Threads - Turn Num Lock

  2. Num Lock

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Num Lock: Why can't WINDOWS include a setting so that non-gamers can choose to have Num Lock permanently ON unless the keyboard key is depressed. I've tried several 'fixes' but none work and Num Lock comes up OFF every start-up and sometimes goes off randomly during normal use. My PC...
  3. Num lock keeps turning off

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Num lock keeps turning off: My Num Lock keeps turning off every time I turn PC on from Lock/Sleep/Hibernate/Restart/Start. This is really annoying. I've looked everywhere with no success. I have Acer Predator 15....
  4. Num lock key

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Num lock key: Yesterday I turned off my pc and started it again a few minutes later, and now my num lock key is off upon opening. How do I change the default to be "on" ?...
  5. Num Lock

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Num Lock: When I restart my computer the num lock is disabled. How do I keep it on? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_start-windows_8/num-lock/e59ee399-5c71-4de8-8f07-44744b9ee600
  6. Num Lock Issue

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Num Lock Issue: Had to join Office 365 community, which uses Microsoft account.....blah, blah. The account is in my husband's name. When I logged in using his account, my settings were changed to his settings. He NEVER uses the numeric keypad for numbers; I almost always do. However, now...
  7. NUM LOCK Key - Wanting to set on permanently/Disable key

    in Windows 10 Customization
    NUM LOCK Key - Wanting to set on permanently/Disable key: As the title states I would like to find a way of setting my keyboard to always have NumLock to be on. Not just at boot up. I am aware of the registry setting that accomplishes this at boot (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators) but that isn't...
  8. Num lock

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Num lock: How do I get NUM LOCK OFF recognized for numbers to print? Characters will not register. 61221
  9. Num Lock

    in Windows 10 Support
    Num Lock: When I had Windows 7 installed on this same computer there was a place to set Num Lock to be on when computer boots up. I cannot find the setting for this on Windows 10. Simple problem, hope simple answer. Thanks 77349
  10. Turning off Scroll Lock / Num Lock flashing

    in Windows 10 Support
    Turning off Scroll Lock / Num Lock flashing: Apparently Windows 10, and I don't know for how long before that, has had a feature that when you change Scroll Lock / Num Lock key settings there is a notification that flashes on the screen. I have never used these keys and so have never noticed this annoyance before....