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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25 Responses to “Using Your Keyboard as a Mouse by Using MouseKeys”

  1. March 19, 2009 at 9:45 am, Anonymous said:

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

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  2. August 27, 2009 at 4:19 am, Anonymous said:

    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….

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  3. September 04, 2009 at 10:40 pm, Anonymous said:

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

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  4. January 02, 2010 at 7:52 pm, Anonymous said:

    It’ Rocking…..

    keep doing the good job….

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  5. February 04, 2010 at 6:53 am, Anonymous said:

    thank u very much for the support.

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  6. February 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm, HisNameIs said:

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

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  7. April 27, 2010 at 6:57 am, Anonymous said:

    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.

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  8. May 31, 2010 at 9:36 am, Rahul Singh said:

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

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  9. June 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm, Mubasher Faiz said:

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

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  10. June 18, 2010 at 8:47 am, Kf said:

    Very helpful. Thank You.

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  11. June 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm, wasim said:

    ya it’s very easy when v no mouse

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  12. July 26, 2010 at 5:13 am, Ravindra Singh said:

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

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  13. August 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm, Bunty said:

    Thamx a lot may you have many more….

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  14. October 10, 2010 at 9:56 am, Ed said:

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

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  15. November 02, 2010 at 12:19 pm, Kkk said:

    nice

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  16. February 14, 2011 at 10:52 am, Shailesh said:

    v good

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  17. February 23, 2011 at 10:52 am, Cosmosabeiku said:

    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.

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  18. March 30, 2011 at 8:49 am, Kazuyuki said:

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

    Reply

  19. September 30, 2011 at 8:18 am, hridi said:

    Nice but it is very slow

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  20. February 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm, vikalp said:

    Thanks

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  21. April 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm, Glen said:

    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

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  22. September 23, 2012 at 3:57 am, Ephraim said:

    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?

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    • October 18, 2012 at 6:39 am, mike said:

      > ctrl + esc

      Reply

  23. November 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm, Beng said:

    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:)

    Reply

  24. April 19, 2013 at 2:27 am, H.K.T. said:

    I LIKED IT.THNX DOOD.

    Reply

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