Bug 432294 - Numlock is disabled by default on login screen
Summary: Numlock is disabled by default on login screen
Alias: None
Product: neon
Classification: KDE Neon
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Neon Bugs
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Reported: 2021-01-30 00:50 UTC by guimarcalsilva
Modified: 2023-05-14 10:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description guimarcalsilva 2021-01-30 00:50:10 UTC

NumLock is disabled by default on KDE Neon after startup. 

I have set the preference to have Numlock turned on when Plasma starts but it's apparently not working.

I'm aware of bug 368063, however i'm making this one because my main complaint is about the default behavior, not about having the option working or not.

It's important to have it enabled by default while booting because many people use numbers as their password. It's specially true from users coming from Windows, as Microsoft encourages the use of a numeric PIN for logging in and thus migrating users are likely to have a password with numbers, and not only that, but I'm not aware of any downsides of having it turned on by default, so I believe it should be enabled on boot so you can type a numeric password on the login screen without having to press numlock everytime.

Sorry if this has already been reported.


1. Install and boot KDE Neon.


On login the numlock button will be disabled by default, and the users will need to first press the numlock button to them be able to type numbers using the numberpad.


Numlock should be enabled after boot to make it easy to type numeric passwords on the login screen.

Operating System: KDE neon 5.20
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.78.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.4.0-65-generic
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 6 × Intel® Core™ i5-9400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
Memory: 7.7 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Radeon RX 570 Series