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    Mac Numpad?
    Hello everybody.

    I have a wireless mac keyboard, the one without the numpad on the left. Now i need to use my numpad. is there a way to change part of the keyboard into a numpad? See on windows it's like this Using the Number Pad on a Laptop keyboard is there a way to do this on mac?

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    Do you have the Magic Trackpad? If so, you can turn it into a Number Pad. I just saw something this weekend in the Apple Store for that - an overlay for the trackpad. Didnt think much of it, as I dont really need it.

    There are also USB number pad keypads as well.
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    There are a number of add-on number pads that can be physically attached to your existing keyboard, for example:

    Amazon.com: LMP Bluetooth Keypad (WKP-1314): Electronics

    Cropmark 8337 LMP Bluetooth Keypad in stock at OWC

    Just two of several examples.

    There's also "an app for that":

    Edovia - Awesome Mac and iOS Software

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    alright. i was just wondering if a normal windows keyboard would work. cause i got an extra one

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    Yes, as long as the Windows keyboard is connected via USB (and not the older PS2) it should work. Some of the keys will be different but you can easily compensate for that.

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    Thank you very much. You guys have been a great help

    wait one more question. would any usb keypad work? when i looked at the specifications it said nothing about OSX heres the link to the one i may buy http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=033276

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    Yes, any USB-based numberpad would work also. The BT add-on is perhaps more elegant but then it's another set of batteries I suppose.

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    well thankyou very much. you have all been a great help

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