NUMLOCK= (CONFIG.SYS Command)
Purpose: Sets the state of keyboard "NumLock". When NumLock is OFF, the
numeric keypad can be used as arrow keys for cursor movement.
Uses: ■ Preset the keyboard for use with screen-oriented programs which
use the arrow keys for cursor control.
■ Set up so that MultiConfig Menus will work intuitively; that
is, so the user can use the arrow keys to move the cursor bar
(without needing to first press the NumLock key).
Syntax: NUMLOCK=ON or OFF
ON sets the keyboard into Numlock mode; keys on the numeric keyboard
will represent numbers.
OFF runs off Numlock mode; keys on the numeric keyboard represent
■ This sets or clears bit 5 of 0040:0017 (see Keyboard Flags and
BIOS Data Area).
See Also: CONFIG.SYS Commands