I can’t figure out how to adjust the 3d view without a numerical keyboard, Any solutions?
In the User Preferences under the System & OpenGL tab, select Emulate Numpad. The numbers on your keyboard will then correspond to the numpad keys.
In blender 2.5 beta it is under the User Preferences / Input tab
Agreed, the emulate numpad works well.
I also use a usb 3 button mouse and mapped the “view selected” to the Q key