Putty doesn’t recognize numeric keypad

Posted 28 February, 2021

I love Putty¬†, its my go-to ssh client emulator on Windows, recently I got this problem that it would not accept my keyboard’s numeric keypad.¬† I have a pretty cheap remote keyboard, but it works nicely so why is Putty pestering me ?

Turns out Putty has a special Application Keypad mode, in which the keyboard can send special sequences to a server; I just want my numeric part of the keyboard for its numeric capabilities; there is a setting which helps here, and I only discovered this after a few weeks … don’t be like me google the solution;


  • right click on the terminal and go to settings
  • Terminal -> Features -> Disable application keypad mode

Totally l33t !


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