What To Do When Your Keyboard Types Numbers Instead of Letters

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With many laptops, specifically from HP Pavilion, users have noticed that when they try to deactivate the number lock by pressing [Fn] + [Num lock] or [Fn] + [F11], nothing happens. This is likely due to the fact that the digital number lock function has been activated. Continue reading to discover how to shut it off.

How To Deactivate Digital Num Lock on Keyboard

If you are writing numbers instead of letters when you're pressing your laptop's keyboard, you may have already tried holding down the Function key (Fn) to write normally. This issue is likely due to the fact that the digital lock is activated. Holding the Fn key is a temporary solution, however there does exist a more permanent one.


To solve your problem, simply press [Fn] + [Numlk]. Depending on the model, you may need to press [Fn] + [Shift] + [Numlk].

Thanks to brakers for this tip on the forum.


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