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Use Mouse Keys to move the mouse pointer

With Mouse Keys, you can use the numeric keypad on your keyboard—instead of the mouse—to move the pointer.

To turn on Mouse Keys

  1. Open Ease of Access Center by clicking the Start button 
    The Start button
    , clicking Control Panel, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Ease of Access Center.
  2. Click Make the mouse easier to use.
  3. Under Control the mouse with the keyboard, select the Turn on Mouse Keys check box.

Moving the pointer using Mouse Keys

After you turn on Mouse Keys, you can use the numeric keypad to move the mouse.

To move the mouse pointerPress
Up and to the left7
Up8
Up and to the right9
Left4
Right6
Down and to the left1
Down2
Down and to the right3

Selecting a mouse button

Before you use Mouse Keys to click items on your screen, you must first select which mouse button you want to be the active button: the left button, the right one, or both.

ToPress
Select the left mouse buttonThe forward slash (/)
Select both buttonsThe asterisk (✲)
Select the right mouse buttonThe minus sign (-)


Clicking items using Mouse Keys

After you choose a button, you can click items on your screen.

ToDo this
Click an itemWith the left button selected as your active button, point to the item, and then press 5 
Right-click an itemWith the right button selected as your active button, point to the item and then press 5 
Double-click an itemWith the left button selected as your active button, point to the item and press the plus sign (+)

Dragging items using Mouse Keys

You can use the numeric keypad to press and hold the active mouse button and to release it. This is helpful if you want to drag an item.

ToDo this 
Drag an itemPoint to the item and then press zero (0)
Drop an itemPoint to the location where you want to move the item and then press the decimal point (.) 



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Article ID: 14204 - Last Review: Aug 31, 2016 - Revision: 22

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