Here’s a little mistake that can quickly become annoying:
Entering a number and finding out that the numlock key was not locked.
And since I don’t do anything like everyone else, I use qtile and there is no way to fix it. But with a little bit of trickery here is how I got out of it.
Step number 1: install numlockx the application that will lock the numeric keys. Under archlinux in a terminal:
pacman -S numlockx
Step number 2: tell qtile to start numlockx at startup, to do this I will edit the file “~/.config/qtile/autostart.sh” At the end of the file I will add the following lines:
import os import subprocess from libqtile import hook @hook.subscribe.startup_once def autostart(): home = os.path.expanduser('~/.config/qtile/autostart.sh') subprocess.run([home])
I tell with these lines to qtile to execute at startup and only once the file autostart.sh (if qtile is started several times on a session it will be executed only once).
Then I create the autostart.sh file which will group the commands to be executed at startup with the following lines in the ~/.config/qtile/ folder:
#!/bin/sh numlockx &
I take care to make this file executable with the command
chmod +x ~/.config/qtile/autostart.sh