There are very few if any keys on a keyboard that are completely useless, but I have grown to absolutely hate the Num Lock button. Now most of you are thinking, “why I hardly use that button?” Well I will tell you this weather you use it a lot or only once or twice, I bet the only time you push it is out of anger.
Let me explain…. The num pad obviously has numbers and that the most likely function you are going to use it for. And since you see Numbers written largely and the words and arrows on the keys are small your brain automatically assumes that when you push those buttons numbers will appear on the screen. So then why in god name does the keyboard default to having the num lock turned off, as if we use 7 and 1 for “home” and “end” all the flippin time, when there is a home and end button dedicated to just that function closer then the 7 and the 1.
Maybe this is just something personal with me and my keyboard and no one else goes through this problem, and most of you don’t even understand what I am saying. But haven’t you been in the situation where all you want to do is use the number key pad to make entering numbers faster and by force of habit you just start typing and your flippin screen starts going up and down page up, page down…. You freak out and bang on the num lock pad and look at your key board like it should have known better.