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Numeric keypad working in some apps only
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Oisín
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Oct 7, 2007, 09:13 AM
 
I just got my Mac Pro. It came with one of the old keyboard (white ones).

When I first set up OS X, I’m almost sure the numeric pad worked just fine in Safari (I think I used it in Safari).

However, since yesterday morning, it stopped working—in some apps. Pressing the keys on the numeric pad now simply does nothing in these apps, though it still works fine in other apps.

So far I’ve concluded that apps where it doesn’t work are: Safari, Finder, Mail, System Preferences, Cyberduck, iWork, CS3, Speed Download, QuickSilver.

Apps where it does work are: Firefox, Thunderbird, Opera.

Anyone have any ideas as to why this is? Perhaps to do with whether an app is Carbon or Cocoa or something? (Grasping at straws here)
     
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Oct 7, 2007, 12:36 PM
 
The plot thickens. Numeric pad doesn’t work in address bar or Google search bar, or in text fields like this one.

But a moment ago, I was on another website that had a field for typing in dates, and there it did work.

I’m getting loster and loster.
     
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Oct 7, 2007, 03:15 PM
 
Wow. I am an idiot.

I just had to open the keyboard viewer for something unrelated, and it dawned on me: the keyboard layout I’m using, which I’ve made myself, was made on a laptop. There is no numeric pad on a laptop keyboard. Thus, my custom keyboard layout has no values assigned to the keys on the numeric pad!

Those instances where it’s been working has been those cases where it’s automatically switched back to the standard Danish keyboard layout.

Now, off to add values to numeric pad keys in the custom layout!
     
   
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