Half the keyboard doesn’t work
“And yet, when I tried it at home I had no problems”
It’s actually a design feature – making half the keyboard not work as expected.
The keys in question are 7 8 9 0 and u i o p and j k l ; and m and /
Look carefully at one of these keys (let’s use u)
Look carefully and the number 4 is shown beside the letter U. This is because on a laptop or a netbook you have the option for a ‘numeric keypad’ as you’d normally see on the right hand side of a full size keyboard.
This is a great facility for quickly entering information into spreadsheets, but a total pain if you accidentally click the num-lock option on your laptop.
If you’re writing about milksoup it can be a real challenge. (I guess it exists – after all you can get ‘Cream of … soup’ – there must be a cheap version).
How to fix it
Find the function ke sequence that turned it on and turn it off again. On my Samsung Netbook it’s the Fn and F11 key – as shown here. Hold the Fn key down as you press F11. (On Toshiba laptops it’s Fn and F1). Look for the Numberlock symbol
Now for that milksoup article 🙂