The numlock is a switch-key
on your keyboard
located in the upper-left corner of the numeric keypad
, showing "Num" and an arrow pointing downwards.
of the numlock is rather archaic
: it let's you switch between the numeric keypad as such or as a cursor
field (you did need that on older computers running a text-based OS
If the numlock is activated, an LED
above the numeric keypad labelled
"Num Lock" will ignite
Today, of course, noone needs this function anymore, since GUI's
use a mouse
. So, normally, the numlock should be activated.