Why does my keyboard type numbers instead of letters?

Why does my keyboard type numbers instead of letters?

Most laptops don’t have dedicated numeric keypads, so Num Lock works differently on them. Instead of changing cursor keys into numbers, it converts a section of the QWERTY letters on the keyboard into a virtual numeric keypad. In this case, you’re typing numbers instead of letters because the Num Lock key is turned on.

How do I stop my keyboard from typing numbers instead of letters?

Replies (3) 

  1. Press Windows Key + R then type osk and hit Enter to open On-Screen Keyboard.
  2. Turn off Num Lock by clicking on it (If it is ON it will be shown in different color).
  3. If you can’t see the Num lock then click on Options.
  4. Checkmark “Turn on numeric key pad” and click OK.

How do I get my keyboard back to normal letters?

To get your keyboard back to normal mode, all you have to do is press the ctrl and shift keys at the same time. Press the quotation mark key if you want to see whether or not it’s back to normal. If it is still acting up, you can shift again. After this process, you should be back to normal.

What is Num Lock in keyboard?

NumLock key is used to convert part of the main keyboard to act as a numeric keypad rather than letters. When enabled, NumLock lets you use the 7-8-9, u-i-o, j-k-l and m keys as a numeric keypad.

Where is the Fn key on a keyboard?

The majority of portable computer manufacturers today (including HP, Dell, and Samsung) currently place the Fn key between the left Control key and the left Windows key, making it the second key from the left on the bottom row of the keyboard.

Where is the num lock in laptop?

The NmLk key is located on the top, right hand side of the keyboard. Sometimes it is on the same key as F8, F7, or Insert. Press Fn+F8, F7, or Insert to enable/disable numlock. For 15-inch or above laptops, the numeric keypad is located on the right side of the keyboard.