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Old 07-26-2015, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all ,

I have been thinking about getting a mechanical keyboard, but the one I want to buy has no numpad. I have a G600 mouse from logitech and I have bound my numpad numbers 1-9 to the buttons on that mouse, which I could do by turning on the numlock (they are entered as num-1, num-2 ect.). Since the keyboard I want to purchase does not have such numpad-numbers, can I still bind these numbers? Can I "access" these numbers without actually having a keyboard for it? I am asking just in case I want to re-bind them or for the case I have to re-install the binding-program. Also: will the numpad numbers still "exist" when I install such a keyboard without numpad?

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Old 07-26-2015, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Darn good question. I use a mechanical keyboard w/o a numpad but never really thought about it.
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Yes you should still be able to bind those to your mouse. Windows doesn't necessarily care if there's explicit hardware to sent those keycodes - it should response to the numpad numbers being pressed correctly if mapped to the buttons on your mouse.
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Thanks for the quick response!
Is it also possible, should the event occur I will have to re-map the keys, to map these with a non-numpad keyboard (binding numpad keys)? Or should I keep a numpad keyboard as a reserve to do this?
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Thanks for the quick response!
Is it also possible, should the event occur I will have to re-map the keys, to map these with a non-numpad keyboard (binding numpad keys)? Or should I keep a numpad keyboard as a reserve to do this?
You could always use the Virtual / On-Screen keyboard to do this, which will have a numpad on it. Then there's no hardware required .
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Oh yea of course, completely forgot about that . Thanks for the help!
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I believe you can simply select what you want from LGS to bind as well, but can't confirm as I haven't used the software in a minute.
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