Numpad not working under Gnome

Recently the numpad stopped working for some reason. I didn’t bother going into it because I didn’t use that much. The num lock was on but there was nothing to suggest the keyboard was broken.

Keyboard Preferences

Ubuntu Forum to the rescue. A quick search later reveled a post that you can control the mouse cursor using your numpad. Changing the settings in System > Preferences > Assistive Technologies select Keyboard Accessibility and Mouse Key tab to deselect the tick box “Allow to control the pointer using the keyboard” and my numpad was back to normal.

Ubuntu Form post
Ubuntu Forum

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I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Linux and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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