Get numlock working with PuTTY and vim



By default, your keyboard's numlock enabled number pad doesn't work well with console applications running on a PuTTY SSH connection. The numpad's numbers seem to get mapped to inserting the characters "q" thru "y". This is especially annoying when using vim.

To get numlock working, open PuTTY's configuration window, goto Terminal > Features. Enable the "Disable application keypad mode" checkbox.

If you want this setting to persist, make sure to select a saved session and click "Save".

Putty Configuration


  1. Anechka

    Thank you so much!
    It's solved my very annoying problem.

  2. nader


  3. here

    cool! thanks!

  4. Thank you so much

  5. anony

    Saved my life

  6. Nicolas Rotunno


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