MacBook keyboard behaving like numb pad

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Using high sierra, only just noticed this problem as most of the time are use an external keyboard. The right half of my MacBook Pro’s keyboard seems to be behaving as if it’s a numpad. I cannot type letters with it and when I switch keyboard help on and press, for example, “m”, VO says “zero“.

Does anyone know anything about this? I’m hoping there is a setting somewhere I can alter and go back to being able to use my keyboard as a proper keyboard. It behaves properly before logon.



Submitted by Unregistered User (not verified) on Saturday, July 3, 2021

Press down the keys emulating num lock and turn of this mode.