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Re: Laptop numpad enter does not evaluate cell

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  • From: Itai Seggev <itais at>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 02:54:33 -0500 (EST)
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On Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 03:04:29AM -0500, Dan O'Brien wrote:
> It's common knowledge that the numberpad "enter" will evaluate cells 
> without needing the "shift+enter" when using the normal keyboard enter 
> button.  I have a 17" laptop with full keyboard + numpad but when I use 
> the enter button on the numpad it behaves like the normal enter, i.e. i 
> still have to use "shift+enter".  When i plug a USB keyboard in, the 
> numpad enter works as expected and just evaluates the cell.
> I have played with numlock and looked briefly into control panel 
> settings to see if there's some setting that is not right but there is 
> nothing obvious. A quick google search turned up nothing obvious.  I'm 
> wondering if others have encountered this.
> In[115]:= $Version
> Out[115]= "9.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (January 25, 2013)"

Probably it is sending a "return" code rather than an "enter" code.  Probably
not much you can do about this--a low level keyboard remapping utility _might_
be able to change it to an enter key. 

Itai Seggev
Mathematica Algorithms R&D

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