How do you key your num pad without going blind?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/08/01 10:01 -04:00, original URI:

Presumed regular reader and extraregular (ref: ordinary vs. extraordinary to understand extraregular here!) human Doug Ewell asks:

Sorry, couldn't find this anywhere in SiaO, though I may not have looked hard enough.

Is there any way to define the keys on the numeric keypad (optionally with Shift and/or AltGr) using MSKLC?

He might have been using the built-in search. I didn't have much luck with that either.

Perhaps unlike most of the company I work for, I have a simple daily algorithm I use for all of my searching through the ~2650+ blogs in the blog in this case where I know the content is there and remember some words in the blog:

  1. The first search of the day I use Live Search
  2. If the results are good, then I use Live Search for the rest of the day
  3. If the results are not good, then I use Google for the rest of the day

Some zealots will feel I am betraying the company somehow, but I think if the stats of Google usage in Redmond are even 5% accurate I think I am being more than fair here.

Some others may object to the strategy since it seems really arbitrary. That is kind of the point for me, though....

Anyway, after my searching (I'll let you guess search engine I used -- it was my first search of the day!), I found the following relevant blogs which should help give Doug the good and bad answer he may or may not have been hoping for:

Which one is most likely to have the answer is left as an exercise for the reader. :-)

There were others, but the gist is pretty much gettable from these....


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2010/04/05 MSKLC, the Numeric Keypad, Lithuanian, and laptops....especially those laptops

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