Most of the time the gray arrow keys are fine, whether Num Lock is on
or not. But in one application they behave erratically -- it's the
Across Lite Crossword Puzzle Java applet, which is used on many online
crossword puzzle sites. for example:
This just started happening when I installed a new motherboard. The
previous motherboard had the same chipset (nForce2), so I didn't
bother to do a complete re-install of XP Home. XP found all the
motherboard (system) devices again and all appeared to be well --
except for the Java applet.
When I attempt to move the cursor with the gray arrow keys, it jumps
around or doesn't move at all in some directions. When I turn off Num
Lock, no problem. It's not a big deal, but I usually run with Num Lock
on, so I'm wondering what's happened. Num Lock is only supposed to
affect the keypad keys, isn't it?