Make input devices easier to use

There are various ways to make the mouse and keyboard easier to use if you have temporary or permanent issues with mobility.

Make the mouse easier to use

There are custom settings available if you need help tracking the mouse pointer, or experience discomfort when using a mouse. To see them, select the Start

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button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Mouse . Options include:

  • Making the mouse more visible by changing the color and size of the mouse pointer.

  • Controlling the movement of the mouse pointer with the numeric keypad using Mouse Keys.

Make the keyboard easier to use

If you have difficulty or feel discomfort while using a keyboard, select the Start

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button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard to explore the following options:

  • Sticky Keys can help if you have trouble pressing two keys at the same time. Sticky Keys let you press commands that use multiple keys (such as Ctrl + S) one key at a time.

  • Use Filter Keys to set the sensitivity of the keyboard so it can ignore brief or repeated keystrokes.

  • Instead of relying on the physical keyboard, try the On-Screen Keyboard. You select keys using the mouse or other pointing device (like a joystick), or you can use a single switch to cycle through the keys on the screen.

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Article ID: 27936 - Last Review: Sep 7, 2016 - Revision: 5

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