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Using your keyboard as a mouse by using MouseKeys

You can  use your keyboard as a mouse. This can be very helpful when your mouse isn’t working properly, or if you want to have some fun.

In Windows XP:

1. Go to Start > Control panel

2. Click on Switch to classic view from left

3. Double click on Accessibility options

4. On the new window, click on Mouse tab and check the option “Use Mouse keys”

5. Click on OK

– On the keyboard press the Num Lock key, it will make a beep sound.

To activate mouse keys in shortcut all you do is 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.

To control mouse pointer you can use numeric keypad keys.
To move mouse pointer you can use 1,2,3,4, 6,7,8,9.
To click on icons you can use number 5, you may ask, which click? The right, the left or the middle button.The mouse icon in the system tray show you, which button is.

To change to the left button first press / and then press 5
To change to the right button first press – and then press 5
To change to the middle button first press * and then press 5.
To Drag &Drop, first press + then move the icon location and then press 0

Press 0 and navigate the pointer= Selecting the text in a normal keyboard
Pressing * or – and then pressing 5 = 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 spacebar to get to the bottom of the page.

This function works on windows xp, windows 2003 .

In Windows Vista/Windows 7:

The accessibility option has been changed to Ease of access center in Windows Vista and Windows 7. So we need to make changes in ease of access center. Do the following:

1. Click on Start and type “Ease of Access center” in the search box.

2. Hit Enter to open Ease of Access center.

3. Click on Make the keyboard easier to use.

4. Check the option ” Turn on Mouse keys“, for changing settings click on Setup mouse keys.

5. Click on OK.

Enjoy the fun….

If you would like to share any such tips related to computers, please do so through comments.


Filed under: Keyboard, Mouse, Tips Tricks, Windows XP

One Response

  1. icon-design says:

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