Number pad in vi using putty

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Fri Dec 9 21:56:19 MST 2005

Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> kirk wrote:
>> Can someone please tell me how to get the number pad to work in vi 
>> when I am using puttty to ssh.
>> It is very frustrating.
>> Kirk Cerny 
> I noticed that very same quirk.  The number pad works on the command 
> line, but fails in vi.  If you use vi directly then there isn't this 
> problem.  I did notice that if you ssh from another Linux box, this 
> doesn't seem to be a problem.  From what I can tell it is only if you 
> use Putty.

Here appears to be a solution that worked for me...

"In the configuration, go to Terminal->Features and check "Disable
application keypad mode". Save the settings and enjoy a numeric pad
that works!"


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