NUMLOCK IS THE DUMBEST KEY AND I HATE IT AND NOW I HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT
If you have a 101/104/etc-key keyboard it should probably be a 100/103/etc-key keyboard because the Num Lock key serves zero purpose other than to annoy me when for some reason isn’t enabled and I want to type a number like a normal person but no instead I now have an extra set of cursor keys IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO MY EXISTING SET OF CURSOR KEYS.
If you have fingers and a keyboard I’m sure you’ll agree, Num Lock is great but having a button to turn it off is not great. It’s not great at all. In fact, it’s actively awful. You know when Num Lock should not be on I ask rhetorically? NEVER I answer a little too loudly for the people around me.
SO WHAT DOES IT DO?
Num Lock turns off, NeverNotNumlock turns Num Lock back on BECAUSE NUM LOCK SHOULD NEVER BE OFF WHY DID THIS KEY EVER GET INVENTED
HOW TO FINALLY PUT AN END TO NUMLOCK’S BULLSHIT
1. Install the awesome Project-HID Library in your favorite Arduino IDE
1. Flash this here code to your new buddy the NeverNotNumlock and sleep tight in the confidence that Num Lock will never turn off again.
2. THERE IS NO STEP TWO
WARNING THE FOLLOWING MOTION PICTURE MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC IMAGERY FOR INDIVIDUALS SENSITIVE TO NUM LOCK BEING OFF