Windows – Task Scheduler to hit num lock when I plug in keyboard

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I would like to use Task Scheduler (I'm using Windows 8.1) to automatically turn on num lock when I plug a keyboard into my laptop.

For some reason my laptop will default to num lock being off every time I lock the screen or close/open the laptop. It's extremely annoying as I use the right-hand number keys a lot and I usually do have my keyboard plugged in.

Best Answer

You can try to modify this registry key: InitialKeyboardIndicators

Some BIOSes also provide option to change default NumLock state at startup, so you can try checking yours. Usually BIOS restores previous NumLock state after wake up from sleep, but maybe yours restores the default (NumLock off).