You are in:

Problems with CoWriter Netbooks and Numlock Keys

by Paul Nisbet

on Wed Jun 05, 2013

Share this blog

Share on:

  • Twitter share
  • Facebook share
  • linkedin share
  • Google+ share

At present there are:

Since you're here...

training course

CALL Scotland course,
University of Edinburgh
25th January, 2018

Low Cost/No Cost Apps and Software to Support Learners with literacy difficulties

training courseNewsletter

Get news, articles, advice and tips.

We've had reports of Co:Writer 6 not working properly on netbook and laptop computers, particularly those running Windows 7. This seems to be a particular problem with the thousands of Toshiba NB250/300/500 machines bought through the Procurement Scotland arrangement.

Here's how to solve it for a Toshiba NB300 with Windows 7:

  1. Start up the computer and run Co:Writer.
  2. If you see this message either immediately, or when you try and open your word processor:
  3. then hold down the FN key and press and release F10
  4. Then do it again.
  5. Co:writer should now work properly.

In our tests, we found that you only need to do this the first time you run Co:Writer. Once you've got it working the first time it seems to work properly from then on even if you log off and log on, put it to sleep, restart or shut down and start up.

Visit the Don Johnston web site if you want to find out more about this problem.

Tags: Co:Writer

Share this blog

Share on:

  • Twitter share
  • Facebook share
  • linkedin share
  • Google+ share

At present there are:

Conversations