It is the second time I have encountered this. When I type some characters, instead of typing the letter it types a number. It doesn't do it on all keys, just some. The first time it happened, I played with all the keys available and eventually it came back to normal, but I can't remember which keys changed it. I suppose it is a very useful feature of a netbook, but it is very annoying to me. How do I get my keyboard back?
Yes it was, but the keyboard on the netbook is different. There is no NumLock key. I have just found out that to pass from characters to NumLock you need to use Fn+F11. It needs a little get used to. Thanks anyway.
you need to click on the EN bottom on the right corner of the screen and select english (uk). TO make this setting all the time right click on EN and go in to settings default language and set to uk english.
First right click on desktop, properties,appearance, windows and buttons change to classic style. Next open control panel, regional and language options,language, details, now you can change keyboard to UK or UK extended. I chose extended. No idea what is the difference.
Hit this on Google, clued me in on what to look for. Mine is a Samsung N145 Plus 1GB/Atom N145 1.67GHz/250GB HDD/Windows 7 Starter. System tray has a little tiny keyboard icon that might be more recognizable if I were to describe it as an audio cassette or car stereo. It features a list of keybaord options. I've been frequently hitting a hotkey that changes it by accident, and have yet to discover what this hotkey is.