[solved] keypad function substitution

does anyone know how you can use the numbers lined up horizontally at the top of every keyboard, as an alternative for the function of the keypad?
I normally use blender on a laptop that does not have a keypad so I can’t change views to camera and others
I have tried to change settings in the User Preferences window, but found nothing that is relevant to the topic
help please?

In the User Preferences, click the System & OpenGL button. Then click the Emulate Numpad button.

I know… it’s not the most obvious location (or name) for that option.