Imagine a situation, you are working important work on computer and suddenly your mouse is not working. There is lot of work to be save, close the task and it is very difficult to handle all these with keyboard. Then what you will do?
Here is a solution, you can use your keyboard’s Numpad to move the mouse pointer and also you can click.
You can turn on Mouse Keys by pressing Left Alt+Left Shift+Num Lock. A small window of Mouse Keys will appear. Click on Yes button.
Or follow the steps-
- click Start button – Control panel – Ease of Access Center - Click Make the mouse easier to use
- Open Ease of Access Center by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Ease of Access Center.
- Click Make the mouse easier to use.
- Under Control the mouse with the keyboard, select the Turn on Mouse Keys check box. Then click Apply and Ok.
Now you can use your numeric keypad as a Mouse pointer. Use 8,2,4, and 6 key to move up, down, left and right resp. and 7,9,1 and 3 keys for top left and right, bottom left and right resp. To click use key 5
Note: You must have the Number lock on for this feature to work by default.
To turn off this feature remove check box from Turn on Mouse Keys in above steps.