Hello, what a great pleasure to share with you again!. It is well known that the mouse is an almost indispensable tool for computer work. For a desktop computer, the mouse is a basic peripheral due to its versatility and ease of use. Certainly, we are referring only to desktop computers, as we can avoid the use of the mouse in notebooks. Now, assuming we’re using a desktop computer if the mouse fails, we would be in serious trouble. With this in mind, in this post, we will see how to control the mouse using the keyboard.

Activating mouse keys on the Control Panel

The first thing we have to do is enter the control panel. With this intention, Type control in the search bar to enter the control panel.

Opening control panel
Opening control panel

Once there, go to Ease of Acces option.

Selecting Control Panel>Ease of Access
Selecting Control Panel>Ease of Access

On the next screen, select Change how your keyboard works link.

Follow this route: Ease of Access>Change how your keyboard works
Follow this route: Ease of Access>Change how your keyboard works

Them, choose Set up Mouse Keys

Selecting Set up Mouse Keys
Selecting Set up Mouse Keys

Additionally, we will enter into the Set up Mouse Keys box. First of all, we need to activate the box corresponding to Turn on Mouse Keys. In like manner, we will see other options related to the handling of the mouse with the keyboard. For example, if we want to activate the mouse keys using a combination of keys (left ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK). For example, if we want to activate the mouse keys using a combination of keys (left ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK). In the same way, it is possible to regulate the speed and acceleration of the pointer. In addition, you can also assign the CTRL key to speed up and SHIFT to slow down the speed. Finally, press Apply to complete the process. We’ll see a mouse icon in the taskbar, indicating that the mouse keys are active.

On the Set up Mouse Keys, please select Turn on Mouse Keys
On the Set up Mouse Keys, please select Turn on Mouse Keys

Setting up the MouseKeys

To check that the feauture is active, please follow this path: Settings>Ease of Access>Mouse. We will see that the feature of moving the mouse with the numeric keypad is active.

Controlling the mouse with a keypad
Controlling the mouse with a keypad

Once activated, we have to move the mouse according to the following keys:

  • Up and left: 7
  • Up: 8
  • Up and right: 9
  • Left: 4
  • Right: 6
  • Down and left: 1
  • Down: 2
  • Down and right: 3
  • Left-Click: 5
  • Changing to right-click: /
  • Returning to left-click: –
  • Drag: 0
  • Accelerating pointer movement: Hold CTRL key
  • Slow down pointer movement: Hold SHIFT key.

Finally, we have already configured the option to control the mouse through the keyboard. This is a very useful option if we have problems with the mouse or want more accuracy with the pointer. Finally, we have already configured the option to control the mouse through the keyboard. This is a very useful option if we have problems with the mouse or want more accuracy with the pointer. I invite you to see our tutorial of increasing CPU performance on windows 10, and also leave the link to join our Telegram channel to be aware of our updates

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