How to Use Your Keyboard as Mouse

How to Use Your Keyboard as Mouse

In this post, I'll show you how to make your keyboard to work like a mouse on Windows XP/Vista/7 the easy way.
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We often encounter situations where we are tied up with a whole bunch of tasks in hand with the deadline around the corner. You don't have time even to sip a cup of coffee, forget about lunch and dinner - its that busy moment. And suddenly, your mouse stops working. How would you react to this situation? Quickly run down to your nearest PC store and buy a new mouse, simple? Well, there's a more simple solution if you need a quick fix to finish the task in hand immediately without having to buy a new one. When you can type without the keyboard, you can move the pointer as well without the mouse.

Follow these steps to use keyboard as a mouse:

Windows XP:

1. Click on the "Start Menu".
2. Go to "Control Panel".
3. Click (double-click for ClassicView) on "Accessibility Options".
4. Click on the "Mouse" Tab.
5. Tick the checkbox "Use MouseKeys". You can adjust the pointer speed by clicking on "Settings".
6. Click OK.

How do I make these changes when my mouse itself has stopped working, you ask?

Just press LEFT ALT + LEFT SHIFT + NUM LOCK all at once. You will see pop-up window, just click OK to activate the MouseKeys.

Windows 7/Vista:

1. Go to Control Panel.
2. Click on "Ease of Access" and then "Ease of Access Center".
3. Click Make the mouse easier to use.
4. Now under Control the mouse with the keyboard, tick the "Turn on Mouse Keys" check box.

Use the numeric keypad keys 4, 6, 2 and 8 to move the mouse pointer Left, Right, Up and down respectively. Key "0" for Left click action and "+" for Right click.

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