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Offline mrsone

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Question about Leopold Tenkeypads at Elitekeyboards.com
« on: Sat, 15 March 2014, 02:26:33 »
I am thinking of getting another Leopold tenkeypad from Elitekeyboards.com, but they have posted a warning on their website about them that was not there before. The warning is:

WARNING: The current batch of Leopold Tenkeypads do not output true Numberpad codes and is therefore not recommended for applications that require Numberpad code output. The keypad is still fully functional for numeric input and calculation.

Does anyone know what exactly this is, or how to test it? I have a Leopold tenkeypad already that I love, but it did not come with this warning. I don't think it will matter much for me, but just out of sheer morbid curiosity I would like more information about what this means.

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Mia' Simmons
Keyboards currently in my possession:
Filco Majestouch Cherry MX Brown 104 key, Unicomp Spacesaver 104, Rosewill RK-9000RE (Cherry MX Red), Leopold 660C Mini Capacitive keyboard, HHKB Type S, Logitech Illuminated Keyboard

Keypads:
Leopold 210TP Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Red), Leopold FC210TP/NB Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Brown)

Other Keyboards I have tried:
Filco Majestouch Cherry MX Red, Leopold  FC500RR/AB Linear Touch Cherry MX Red, Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth Edition, Realforce 103U/UB, Realforce 103U Black All 55g, Noppoo Choc Mini 84 Mechanical Cherry MX Black keyboard, Noppoo Choc Mini 84 Mechanical Cherry MX Red keyboard (white and black color versions), PLU G3000 NKRO keyboard (white w/ Cherry MX Red switches), Dell 101AT (black Alps switches), Mattias Mini Quiet Pro (modified white Alps switches), KBT Pure Pro, (2)Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2, Leopold FC210TP/CB Tactile Click Cherry MX Blue Tenkey pad

Offline ithinkimkorean

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Re: Question about Leopold Tenkeypads at Elitekeyboards.com
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 March 2014, 02:31:54 »
It sends the same codes as the numbers above your alpha keys and not the tenkey on the right side of a full size keyboard. It would matter if you wanted to do alt codes or things like macros for games.

Offline QuadGMoto

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Re: Question about Leopold Tenkeypads at Elitekeyboards.com
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 15 March 2014, 09:20:44 »
That warning is the direct result of this thread: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=52632

Short version:

ithinkimkorean is right. Unless you use an application where it makes a difference (as I do) it is not an issue.

To test it, use their key test application available from the Support page.

There is a solution for Mac, but not other OS's.

Supposedly Leopold's newest production run changes this behavior, but Elite Keyboards had not yet received any of those.