I have a keyboard with a separate numeric keypad and I had to manually activate it to be able to use the number keys.

You do this quickly manually and work on. 

But there is a setting in Plasma that can help you.

In the picture above and in the video you can see where we can change this.

This might not be the best thing if you have a laptop with no separate numeric keyboard pad. You decide if this is an option for you.

Plasma Challenge

You can follow our tutorials based on either of two iso's.

1. ArcoLinuxB Plasma (recommended)

We record the plasma video's on an SSD installed from the ArcoLinuxB Plasma iso.
You can either create your very own ArcoLinuxB Plasma iso following this tutorial or download it from Sourceforge. (ArcoLinuxB-plasma-18.11.2.iso of 4.3 GB - games included)

2. ArcoLinuxD Plasma

You can also use the ArcoLinuxD iso and then install Plasma with the help of the github scripts. This will not be an exact copy of the iso.

Learn about the Plasma desktop and enjoy it.