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How to Control Mouse Pointer using your Keyboard

You're nearing deadline and got important stuff to complete; your mouse stops working! Well, the first thing to do is to stop worrying.
Windows users can control their mouse pointer with the num keypad (The numbers from 1 to 9 on the left side of your keyboard).
You just have to turn on the mouse keys.

How to Turn ON MouseKeys?

1. Hit Left ALT + Left SHIFT + Num Lock (Press and hold both the left ALT and left Shift keys, and hit the NumLock key). This opens a small Mousekeys box.

2. Click Ok to keep enable MouseKeys. Once enabled, a MouseKeys icon is displayed in the system tray. You can also increase/decrease the speed of the mouse cursor by clicking Settings.

That's all! Move the mouse pointer using the keys on the numpad of your keyboard.

Off course! If you don't remember the shortcut, there are other ways to enable/disable this feature :
Go to Control Panel >> Accessibility Options. Click on the Mouse tab and check Use MouseKeys.
Click Ok. Just uncheck MouseKeys to disable it.

This won't be of much help while surfing the web. To surf the web without using the mouse, read the quick guide to mouseless surfing.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Saturday, May 12, 2007


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 22, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
There is an even more effective solution called mousefighter. It's free and very simple to use. It does the same, but it's more up to date and user friendly.