Using Your Keyboard as a Mouse by Using MouseKeys

Posted by risherz in Windows

You can use your keyboard as a mouse. This can be very helpful when your mouse is not working properly, its batteries run out and you have none on hand, or if you simply want to have some fun.


Use the following step to activate MouseKeys:
1. Press Alt+Left shift key (the one below the caps lock key) and the Num Lock key.
To deactivate, just press the above combination again.
Now, you can use your numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer.

Here are some tips that might improve the MouseKeys experience:
- You might want to set your options to something such as the following (To change the options, just double-click on the mouse icon in the systray, and click on settings.)
1) Select Hold down Ctrl to speed up/Shift to slow down. (This might be helpful if you want to go to a point quickly with your cursor.)
2) Change the option to off where it reads Use MouseKeys when NumLock is:. (This way you can use your numeric keypad to key in numbers.)

Here are the functions that you can do with the numeric keypad:
Pressing 5 = a left-click on your normal mouse
Pressing 0 and navigating the pointer = selecting the text in a normal keyboard
Pressing * or - and then pressing 5 = a right-click on your normal mouse (To use 5 to perform the left-click action, press the / key).
To scroll up and down, you can either use arrow keys or the Page Up and Page Down keys. You can also use the space bar to get to the bottom of the page.

There are other combinations as well that do the same tasks as the ones above, so I have not mentioned them. You are going to discover these after playing around with the numeric keypad for a while.

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  • Anonymous

    if u press alt+ctrl+delete
    then open the task manager.

  • Anonymous

    thanx dude my mosuse is not working and this trick helped me a lot ………. thanx to u and ur gusz…………………….plz keep posting such interesting POST…………

    thank u again….

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the help let’s you still use the computer after the mouse stopes working atlest till you get a new one

  • Anonymous

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    keep doing the good job….

  • Anonymous

    thank u very much for the support.

  • HisNameIs

    Sweet. This computer doesn’t have a mouse, so I had to get a little creative, you know?

  • Anonymous

    I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO RECTIFY MY MOUSE ON MY ACER LAPTOP, FEW HOUR AGO A FRIEND WAS PLAYING eMACHINE GAME BUT KNOW I CAN’T CONTROL MY MOUSE PAD TO DO SOME THING, TEXTING FROM MINNA NIGERIA.

  • Rahul Singh

    Nice tricks …………………………………………………….. Thank u.

  • Mubasher Faiz

    very nice recipe. my mouse has been lost and i want to carry on work. this is very informative web site.

  • Kf

    Very helpful. Thank You.

  • wasim

    ya it’s very easy when v no mouse

  • Ravindra Singh

    This is too good its woking very good …………………….

  • Bunty

    Thamx a lot may you have many more….

  • Ed

    never knew saved me some money for my wireless setup in the lounge….cheers

  • Kkk

    nice

  • Shailesh

    v good

  • Cosmosabeiku

    i want to know how to use the multi-media keyboard so that i can use it to teach someone so please i want a reply just few minutes.

  • Kazuyuki

    whoa! sweetness!! no more annoying “click-click-click click…” sounds.

  • hridi

    Nice but it is very slow

  • vikalp

    Thanks

  • Glen

    this was good, but i was hoping to be able to use my mouse or my keyboard. not one at a time. i have a 37 inch monitor and i`m about 8 feet away from it so i have to zoom most pages bigger and this puts some things out of the picture and i can`t get to them with the mouse pointer. so is there a way to turn on both at once ?
    thank you very much for your help,
    Glen

  • Ephraim

    I did this. but I can’t get to the start button using this method. How would I get to the start button to access my documents, for example?

    • mike

      > ctrl + esc

  • Beng

    A guy in Finland, just lost about 200 00 $ in poker, because of his wireless mouse went out of power, he was about to perform a call to his opponent, but was too late when he finaly found some new batteries:)

  • H.K.T.

    I LIKED IT.THNX DOOD.