Does this just replicate the number keys on the keyboard or is it a "true" keypad?
I have purchased two other keypads, trying to find one that will work as a true keypad. A true keypad works like the keypad on a full-size keyboard: apps like Excel that can assign different functions to the numeric pad, and especially Windows (either in Boot Camp or in a virtual machine) can use the keypad to enter non-standard characters. In Windows, you can't expect to use a keyboard shortcut to get certain characters like a cent sign or an e with an accent, but you can hold down ALT and type a 4-digit code ON THE KEYPAD (not the main keyboard) to enter other characters. I rely on this in a lot of Windows apps, and have had to switch back to my wired Apple keyboard. (I have not found any good quality wireless full size keyboards, either!)
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