03-18-2014 12:18 PM
All, I am having a major problem with VMWare and the W530 "Num Lock". When I move the cursor into the VMWare window a message comes on say "NUM LOCK: ON" when I move it out of the VMWare window I see message "NUM LOCK: OFF". I do not have any key on the keyboard to disable Num Locl. There are utilities I can run in the SUSE VMWare image to capture the key binding and remap, but I do not have anyway of turning Num Lock on or off to capture
the key binding.
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03-18-2014 12:31 PM
Hello and welcome,
A couple of things you might try. Don't know if they'll work on your W. They do work on some other Lenovo machines.
Plug in a USB keyboard that has numlock. Use that and see if it sticks after reboot.
Use the on-screen keyboard. Click "options" and enable numeric keypad. That should add a keypad and NUMLOCK key to the on-screen keyboard. Use that. See if it works - and if it sticks.
(Windows 7) Start -> Accessories -> Ease of Access -> On-Screen Keyboard.
A little more detail here: http://www.beezmo.com/geezblog/?p=259
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03-18-2014 01:04 PM
03-18-2014 04:57 PM
I tried several things. I set the VMWare bios Num Lock disable. I beleive that there is a defect to the way the W530 maps the curosor move into and out of a VMWare window. Note the problem on the W530 made worse because it does not have a Num Lock key. I purchased a USB keyboard and WOW I have a Num Lock key. It was very easy to get VMWare to use the USB Keyboard.
Now I have to carry around a USB Keyboard with me if I need to demo something to someone.
I might try mapping the some key or key pair to Num Lock, so I can have the ability to turn it on/off in VMWare.