Do note that a firmware password is not the same as an administrator password or the general computer password used to login to a Mac. The light will light up when you press it, and you will be in num lock. Otherwise, it just brings up obnoxious help things. Any folders that you drag and drop into Hider will be hidden from their location. In most cases, you will need to provide proof of ownership of the Mac which has a locked firmware password in order for them to unlock the computer in question. Now, you can click your name or icon and choose Login Window to lock your Mac, whether you want to switch to another user account or lock your Mac and log back into your own account.
This is the first time I have ever activated it. Locking or sleeping the display will shut the display off but keep the Mac running in the background. Again, even if your Mac is not on that list, you should contact them. Would removing the drivers for the light sensor solve this?. If your keyboard has a numeric keypad aside, this button is on the pavement. The following keys will continue to operate normally when Mouse Keys is enabled: Esc, Function keys, Eject, Delete, Tab, Shift, fn, Control, Option, Command, and the arrow keys. The update from win7 to win10 modified those for windows to the new commands.
When you do that click on the erase button on the screen 10. The problem is scroll lock is on, and you need to switch it off again. All I know is that Windows is 10x more annoying because of the numlock key and the inability to use the keypad without hitting it first. A blue progress bar should come up on the screen 12. There was a thread a while ago about this missing feature and if it could be otherwise implemented. Well, I reassign it for my own purposes, so it's not worthless for me.
User login interface appears this time. The keyboard backlight is still always on unless light sensor is viewing light. Get the lower case assembled. With my computer's keyboard, how do I put on num lock? Most laptops have a group of keys on the main keypad, which can act as numeric keypad. Want news and tips from TekRevue delivered directly to your inbox? Use Command-Option-Power to put your MacBook to sleep.
Is there any way to revert them? F6 to activate the keypad. I don't have it in front of me, but I will check when I get home. If you performed the steps above to require a password, users will need to enter the correct account password in order to unlock the display. This works on modern Macs, including the following this list is not necessarily conclusive, always contact Apple directly if you can not remember your firmware password regardless of the Mac : MacBook Air Late 2010 and later MacBook Pro Early 2011 and later MacBook Pro with Retina display all models iMac Mid 2011 and later Mac mini Mid 2011 and later Mac Pro Late 2013 Maybe others too, contact Apple to find out for sure You can contact the official Apple Support channels by phone, or schedule an appointment with a Genius Bar at a local Apple Store. I suppose I'll just give up and accept that my computer doesn't have a num lock key, since it neither says anything on f6 nor has little numbers on some letter keys. If all else fails, Apple can possibly help you too.
You can install Hider2 on your computer to create a vault where you put all of your important files and folders behind a password of your choosing. Written by Joe AimonettiSome users may experience issues with their keyboards not working as expected--possibly due to the Mouse Keys function being enabled on their Mac. What does the help key actually do? If you find that you are unable to type letters or numbers on your keyboard, it is very possible the Mouse Keys function has been enabled. Excel and Scroll Lock When scroll lock is on and you use the arrow keys to navigate around a spreadsheet in Excel, it scrolls the sheet instead of moves the active selection to another cell. Does anyone know any other way that i can turn off numlock without logging into my macbook? Hider2 will then let you toggle your the password protection on and off if you need to access the files and folders you have elected to password-protect. This will either turn on or turn off the Num Lock function.
While these low level passwords are quite secure, but that higher security also means a forgotten firmware password can be a significant problem. Optical drive-less Mac owners can repeat the substitution discussed above and replace the Eject key with the Power key, resulting in a command for Retina MacBook Pro owners, et al. Num lock is quite useful on laptops, because some things just work better with a number pad typing numbers into a spreadsheet, some games, etc. Sign up for the TekRevue Weekly Digest using the box below. To find it, look for small numbers or symbols in the lower right corner of keys on the right side of your keyboard.
You could look in the MacBook sub forum for that. You can also do this with a folder on your desktop. Read further to get a resolution to this issue. For older MacBooks with an optical drive, use Control-Shift-Eject. Click the lock and choose Lock Screen to lock your Mac. Image: © Elxan Nagiyev - Shutterstock.
After that, load a specific firmware. Step 1: Open the Launchpad. This is a serious question. The built-in trackpad will automatically start working again once the mouse or external trackpad is disconnected. Does it have a useful purpose? There may be exceptions for a variety of unusual circumstances, discuss those with them if necessary. There is no firmware lock on the interface.