I have an Apple, USB keyboard with the integrated number pad on the right. I have it connected to a HP laptop running Windows 8.

When I use the number pad, I've noticed that the equal sign = isn't captured. The other number pad keys [0-9.+-*/] work as expected.

Is there a way to get it to function without having to use AutoHotKey?

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Keyboard and number pad work correctly with a Mac.

  • Does it work correctly on a mac?
    – Solar Mike
    Dec 8, 2021 at 14:06

2 Answers 2


Windows keyboards don't have an equals = on the NumPad [10-key].
The top row is NumLock, divide / , multiply * , minus -

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You might need AutoHotKey or similar to persuade it to work in Windows [not something I'm particularly experienced with].


You can spend hours trying to jimmy-rig it with "AutoHotKey" or you could just spend $10 and get a windows keyboard. Your choice.

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