Ubuntu number key weirdness

My Ubuntu 10.04 install was behaving weirdly when I used the numeric keypad. The keys would never generate numbers; rather, they would move the mouse cursor.

Luckily, I found this post:
eric.biven.us/2009/02/03/ubuntu-and-the-number-pad-that-wont-work/

In short, the solution to turning off this feature is to go into System->Preferences->Assistive Technologies, press “Keyboard Accessibility”, then under “Mouse Keys” uncheck “Pointer can be controlled using the keypad.”

My KVM switch often leaves the shift state down – and the keyboard shortcut for this is Shift + NumLock.

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