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I got a Sager 5793 laptop recently which is pretty OS X friendly. One issue though is the keyboard. While all of the keys work, the numeric keypad is stuck in numeric mode. I understand why this is; Macs don't have alternate functions for the keypad. I really want access to the alternate functions for these keys.

Is there a driver or app for Leopard that will let me either get back numlock functionality or let me re-map the keys to PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, and arrows?

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I got a Sager 5793 laptop recently which is pretty OS X friendly. One issue though is the keyboard. While all of the keys work, the numeric keypad is stuck in numeric mode. I understand why this is; Macs don't have alternate functions for the keypad. I really want access to the alternate functions for these keys.

Is there a driver or app for Leopard that will let me either get back numlock functionality or let me re-map the keys to PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, and arrows?



Perhaps DoubleCommand will work for you, it can remap keys and probably more than that.

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check your bios, mine has an option to "numlock on" wich should be disabled


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DoubleCommand doesn't have anything for this, and my BIOS has no Numlock function but defaults to being off. That doesn't seem to matter though, as even if I toggle numlock before the boot loader, OS X just sets it to numbers anyway.

The problem like I said, is that the Mac keyboards by default don't have a numlock key, and don't have alternate functions for the numbers on the keypad.

(see: http://cache.gizmodo...-keyboard-1.jpg )

So even if I could somehow toggle numlock, OS X probably has no idea what other function to give the keys.





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