• No NumLock key? Problem solved! Here’s the fix.


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    Most laptop makers are now leaving the NumLock key out of their smaller notebooks.

    That’s a disaster for people who’ve been getting symbols that aren’t on their keyboard by entering Alt+number — for instance, typing Alt+0169 on the numeric keypad to get the copyright sign (©).

    Some laptops have a function key for a “hidden” numeric keypad. But I’ll show you much easier ways. Read this today, and you’ll be writing documents faster — mañana!

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.21.0, 2023-05-22).