Windows10 numlock timeout

amuso, Sep 5, 11:08am
I would appreciate if someone could explain how I can disable the NumLock timeout. Don't seem to be able to find it in Settings.

black-heart, Sep 5, 11:13am
theres no such thing as a numlock timeout. it can be on by default or off by default. (set in bios settings) it doesn't have a timer, and it will only switch if you press numlock key.


nice_lady, Sep 5, 11:14am
A quick google of your title with the word 'disable' added brings up some results. Several suggest a bit of minor change to a registry key. Be VERY careful when fiddling in the registry.

amuso, Sep 5, 11:25am
So what you are saying is it isn't happening when I boot up and enable Numlock which then becomes disabled perhaps a minute later if no use of the keypad. It is all in my mind.

amuso, Sep 5, 11:27am
Thanks. I will have to look more closely. I have not needed to go into the registry for a long time but thanks, I do know to be careful. Will have another look for a specific fix.

black-heart, Sep 5, 11:33am
I'm saying its not a timer, the OS changes the status of the numlock key at boot. Which is different to the BIOS numlock status.
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/numlock-startup-windows-7-8

amuso, Sep 5, 11:41am
I have looked and looked. If I hadn't asked here I would still be looking. I thought I had already searched it but a duckduck search 'disable numlock key' came up with

https://tinyurl.com/yb2r5lmj

Method 2 ?

nice_lady, Sep 5, 12:50pm
You just needed to hit the Fn key !

amuso, Sep 5, 12:54pm
Don't know but it is fixed. Once or twice here it has been more like the fn! key.

gymee1, Sep 5, 2:25pm
Thanks team solved my problem

nice_lady, Sep 12, 2:08am
It aint called the Fn key without reason !

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