If you are a laptop user, you might be frustrated with the lack of easy access to the number pad when you want to quickly navigate from the camera, the front, the top, or the side views.Â Thanks to mugwah, laptop users can finally use the number pad without remapping keys* thanks to a python script.
mugwah writesÂ on the thread:
For months I have been frustrated by my SonyVAIO inability to allow a USB numpad to coexist with a full QWERTY keyboard map. Then along came Ray Badstibner (AKA raymaxbad) who inspited me with his BpKeyboard.py script. I adapted his work to create the Laptop Numpad Script.
You can find the latest version of the script here.Â A quick note, I couldn't access from the scripts window (my Windows version of Blender wouldn't update the script folder), but it did work when I opened it through the text editor and Alt+P to run the script.
*If you would like to remap the keys, go to the User Preferences window, System & OpenGL button, Emulate Numpad button.Â This will cause the number keys (1 to 0) to be the emulate the number pad, but it will remove the abilty to navigate to different layers with those keys (which you can do with the M Key).