Num lock on by default in Lock screen

In any linux distro I have been through it seems that num lock is not on by default during lock screen. If not on by default I think it there should be an option switch which we can toggle to always use num lock when in lockscreen. Like windows does.

Hi @sanjay-swain

In my lock screen Num Lock is on, there’s a setting in System Settings to enable it (and I believe it’s on by default):

If you meant the login screen, then it depends on which one you use.

I use SDDM on Fedora and there’s a file /etc/sddm.conf.d/kde_settings.conf that says, among other things:


That file is named kde_settings.conf because I copied my settings from System Settings but you can add your own file in /etc/sddm.conf.d/ with that setting or even edit /etc/sddm.conf.

After a reboot Num Lock should be on everywhere.