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HP Envy 13-ba1000
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I recently purchased the HP Envy 13-ba1000 notebook computer. I am used to a full-size keyboard with 10-key.  I live in Germany and frequently use alt codes to type special German letters.  All tips I have found mention engaging the Number Lock using& the Scroll Lock key, which this laptop does not have. It is not addressed in the User Manual section regarding the keyboard. Is there a work-around for this laptop; otherwise, I may need to move up to the 15" model w/10-key while I still can. 

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@Mightymite67

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community! I'd like to help!

 

I see you are experiencing issues with the Keyboard on your HP ENVY 13 Laptop PC.

 

As per the specifications of this PC it is a Full-sized, backlit keyboard and it support Modern TrackPad gestures. 

 

If you want to keep the US keyboard layout in Windows, i.e., not switch to the German keyboard with all its y=z, @=", etc. changes, then simply go to CONTROL PANEL --> KEYBOARD, and click on PROPERTIES to change the default 'US 101' keyboard to 'US International.' The US keyboard can be changed to different 'flavors.

 

You can now type away in German. There are various software packages, such as SwapKeys™, that let you easily type in German on an English keyboard.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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