Number lock on mac computer

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For those keyboard shortcuts using the Num key, on a laptop you will probably have to substitute your own commands. At some point, it would be nice for the localhost Keyboard Shortcuts help page to have a version for laptop keyboards, or even to intelligently detect what kind of keyboard you're using when the page comes up. Dorico Pro, Sibelius 7.

Why release a Mac version of Dorico with only Windows keyboard shortcut documentation?

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And why isn't a Mac key coded into the program so that each individual user will not have to do what you suggest here to set it up for ourselves? I guess i have to repeat my initial question: What key on the Mac am I supposed to use? Would you at least tell us the position on the Windows keyboard at which the "num" key resides? We Mac users also need to know what key Steinberg recommends that we use in place of "num" that has no other designated function in Dorico, either current or planned.

There is no such thing as a "num" key.

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The word is used to refer to the numerals contained on a numeric keypad as opposed to the numerals above the qwertyuiop keys. If you have a numeric key pad it resides on the far right of the keyboard. When you see num-3 or some such, it means you should strike the '3' key in the numeric keypad. Just one key, by itself. Both Mac and Windows machines are supplied with and without numeric keypads. See pic below. Cubase Pro, Nuendo, and Dorico Pro; latest versions available.

And I have the full Mac extended keyboard in my studio, not the laptop version.

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But thanks for your reply. Here are some of the key combinations that include "num": So it has to be some other key. I just google searched an image of a Windows keyb and it does have a key labelled "num" at the location of the Mac's numeric keypad's "Clear" key. It is not near enough to the arrow keys to easily do those combinations with one hand so it requires taking both hands off of normal keyboard locations.

So I doubt that's what they mean. Surely they must have some keyboard shortcut layout in mind for Mac users.


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So I will hope that someone from Dorico support will reply to my inquiry here. Thanks again for trying to help figure this out. Until it's figured out I will be stuck with having to use menu commands and clicking on stuff that requires sliding panels in and out instead of being able to use simple keyboard shortcuts. Last edited by laurie on Wed Feb 01, 4: They are referring to the numlock key, which is an on-or-off state, like caps lock.

However, you might try hitting the 'clear' key on your keyboard and see if those shortcuts work in Dorico then. Do a search for numlock mac keyboard, and you'll find more info. It didn't do any of what the "num" key is supposed to do. And also it isn't near the cursor or other keys that "num" is supposed to be used in combination with. Didn't they have any Mac beta testers??? This seems like a pretty basic level of feedback: Mac keyboard shortcuts should only use keys that are on Macintosh keyboards.

Maybe the part you're not getting is that the numlock key is not a key modifier, but an on or off switch, so it's irrelevant where it's located. It is, nonetheless, located in the same place as the Clear key on a mac extended keyboard. I'm pretty sure they mean a specific individual key. Last edited by Rob Tuley on Wed Feb 01, 5: But that was some time ago.

It would be even more awkward a stretch if that works.

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The pseudo-keypad layout relied on sets of four keys starting with 7, 8, 9, 0 and going down three rows to M. The PowerBook and some early MacBooks had numeric keypad symbols overlaying part of the main keyboard. Apple stopped supporting Num Lock via F6 quietly back in To click the mouse, press 5; to click and hold, press 0; to release, press the dot on the keypad. You can similarly re-enable it the same way.


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