Originally Posted by stevew
Done for a reason...like preventing unintended engagement of the Num lock...thats why they do that...
Well if you think about it, it is inefficient to have to press another button.
My laptop works the following way: Press "Num Lk" I get a small num lock logo that lights up and a small pop up window appears that reads "NUM LOCK: ON." When I press the "Num Lk" key again the num lock logo is no longer displayed and a small pop up window appears that reads "NUM LOCK: OFF." The "Caps Lock" key works the same way.
When you think about it, the ALT key does work as a shift so if you change both the CAPS and NUM buttons to lock after you press them once and then unlock after you press them a second time would make more sense in terms of usability.
BB could implement the pop up display to save a thumb stroke and also let you know that either feature is enabled (if they wanted to do this). But we are splitting hairs here....
--> Actually I just tried this and I am wrong. ALT acts as a Shift key and so does NUM and CAP on the BB.
Pressing ALT gives you the Number keys and special character keys that you see above the letters
Pressing NUM or CAP gives you capital letters
Pressing ALT+NUM or ALT+CAP enables each function for numbers, or all caps
And there is a small pop up window that shows when either NUM or CAP is enabled.