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Use the Keyboard to Control the Mouse Cursor on Windows | The method is quite easy.

How to Use the Keyboard to Control the Mouse Cursor on Windows

If you're stuck in a no-mouse situation, don't worry! You can still use your PC. You can still move the cursor in Windows using only the keyboard.

There is a feature in Windows called Mouse Keys, which allows users to just use the number keypad to move the mouse cursor, click and double-click, and even drag and drop. Here we will show you how to enable and configure Mouse Keys so you can use the number keypad as a mouse.

Note: To use Mouse Keys, you must have a numeric keypad on your keyboard and you must disable the trackpad or external mouse, if one is still installed.

You can activate the Mouse Keys feature in Windows 10 using PC Settings. However, there are many options for Mouse Keys in the Control Panel, so you can configure them from the Control Panel. Here's how:

1. Press the start button and search for “ease of access”. Click on “Ease of Access Center”. If you're using Windows 8 or 10, don't select “Ease of Access mouse settings”, as this will open the Ease of Access screen from Settings with far fewer configuration options.

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2. Then click “Make the mouse easier to use” under Explore all settings.

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3. If you only want to enable Mouse Keys with the default settings, you can check the “Turn on Mouse Keys” box under Control the Mouse with the Keyboard. However, to display the settings for mouse Keys, click “Set up Mouse Keys”.

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4. On the Mouse Keys set up screen, check the “Turn on Mouse Keys” box to enable the feature.

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5. If you want to activate Mouse Keys using a shortcut, check the box “Turn on Mouse Keys with left ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK”. If you want a warning message to appear when you use the shortcut to activate Mouse Keys, check the “Display a warning message when turning a setting on” box. You can also check the “Make a sound when turning a setting on or off” box.

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6. If you turn on a keyboard shortcut, and choose to display an alert, you will see the following dialog box when you use the shortcut. Click "Yes" to enable Mouse Keys". To use the shortcut to turn Mouse Keys Off, you have to press the shortcut key two or three times. Just keep pressing the keyboard shortcut until you see the Mouse Keys dialog box.

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7. If you don't want the keyboard shortcut to be enabled again, click the “Go to the Ease of Access Center to disable the keyboard shortcut” link. This dialog box will close and the Set up Mouse Keys screen in the Ease of Access Center in Control Panel will appear, allowing you to turn off keyboard shortcuts.

The Pointer speed section allows you to adjust the speed at which the mouse pointer is on the screen. Use the sliders to set the Top speed at which the pointer can move and the mouse pointer Acceleration. If you want to use Ctrl and Shift to speed up and slow down the mouse pointer, check the “Hold down CTRL to speed up and SHIFT to slow down” box.

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8. When Num Lock is on, you can use the number keypad to type numbers. If you don't want to use the number keypad to type numbers, you can choose to use Mouse Keys when Num Lock is on. To do this, select “On” under “Use Mouse Keys when NUM LOCK is” in the Other settings section. Note that if you enable this setting, you cannot type numbers using the number keypad. However, these settings provide another way to turn Mouse Keys on and off. With this setting, Mouse Keys will only run when Num Lock is on.

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If you want to get notified when mouse keys are active, check the “Display the Mouse Keys icon on the taskbar” box.

9. After you have finished setting the Mouse Keys to your liking, click “OK”.

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10. Then, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Control Panel window to close it.

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