I have an iMac with a wireless keyboard with no number pad. I am using Blender 2.78.
In one of the absolute beginner videos it says that if I turn on 'Emulate Numpad' then the keyboard's normal period
'.' key should function to re-centre the view to the selected object (after I have used shift and middle mouse to pan across).
But when I press the period key it doesn't seem to do anything.
I have checked in
User Preferences > Input and I can see Outliner > Show Active has a mapping to
Is something set up wrong or am I misunderstanding what this key is supposed to do?