How to work with Keyboard like a Mouse

If you found your mouse is not working and you have got an important work to do, you would definitely like to know how you can use your keyboard as mouse. It is not difficult to use your keyboard as mouse in Windows by using the On Screen Keyboard utility.

Here is a simple shortcut methods that works in all versions of Windows-

“Hold Left Alt + Left Shift + NumLock on your keyboard at the same time”

You can also manually configure the above settings by just following the below steps:

  • If your mouse is stopped working, use the Tab key, Windows key, Ctrl+Esc or Spacebar to navigate through menus.
  • Now go to Control Panel
  • Within the Control Panel, open Ease of Access.
  • Under Ease of Access Center, select make the Keyboard easier to use or Change how your mouse works.
  • Check the box placed with Turn on Mouse Keys.
  • Select Apply then OK.
  • Press Alt + F4 to exit this menu.

Note: In case of Laptops, it will only work if your keyboard has a numeric keypad or alternate keys which you can enable by pressing the NumLock.

Keyboard as mouse

Now talking about the Controllers, Use 8 to Move Up, 2 to Move Down, 4 to Move Left and 6 to Move Right from Num pad respectively.

These are few more shortcuts that might be helpful anytime when someone face the problem:

  • CTRL+z –           Undo
  • CTRL+y –           Redo
  • CTRL+a –           Select All
  • CTRL+x –           Cut
  • CTRL+c –           Copy
  • CTRL+v –           Paste
  • CTRL+p –           Print
  • CTRL+s –           Save
  • ALT+F4 –           Shuts down the selected program or finally the OS
  • SHIFT+F10 –     Like Right click, brings up context menu

Alternatively, you can also use Third Party application called Neat Mouse, this software is portable. The main advantage to using it is, it gives you better Control because of additional options that it makes available.

Rajat Jain

Rajat Jain

Software Engineer at Aadi IT Services
After the completion of my bachelors degree from renowned university of India. I have gathered total experience of 2.5 Years from IT industry till date. I am a certified Salesforce Developer (Dev-401). Currently, I am associated with Aadi IT Services and working on various technologies. I love to share my knowledge with the world. So, I thought to become a part of Techsharepoint and expand the reach of my knowledge.
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