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QMK numpad hack for TKL keyboards


TKL keyboard (“tenkeyless”) means there is no numpad.

Sometimes you want a numpad, so it would be great if there was a hack to get one.


QMK makes this easy.

I made Scroll lock a key that activates the temporary numpad layer, and for good measure I made the numpad light up blue.

These are the keys in the numpad layer:

I arranged the keys as close as possible to how they are in a “numpad-ful” keyboard.

(Holding Scroll lock disables the layer)


Here’s me entering 123.4560:


See my example code here