Monday, 14 September 2015

How To use Keyboard as Mouse

When mouse stops functioning

Most of us who use computers on a daily basis will have come across a situation where the mouse stops

working or gets damaged in middle of something important. But such emergencies when we do not have time to get the mouse replaced, here is a small trick to use your keyboard  as mouse using the On Screen Keyboard utility.

Follow the below steps to achieve this -

Windows XP Users:-

Go to Control Panel. > Then click on Switch to Classic View. >
Then Click on Accessibility Options. > Then Click on the Mouse Tab.
Select Use MouseKeys.> Click on OK.

Then activate NumberLock (by pressing the NumLk key).
You should hear a beep sound.
Now you can control the mouse pointer using the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.

Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 users:

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.

You can also increase the acceleration and speed of your mouse movements according to your needs.
You can alternately press the Alt+Shift+Num Lock combination to instantly activate Mouse keys.

Laptop Keyboard Mouse

For laptops, this will only work if your keyboard has a numeric keypad or alternate keys which you can enable by pressing the Number Lock or the Function key.

On my laptop, number 6 key of the numeric keypad moves the mouse pointer left, number 4 key moves the mouse pointer right, number 2 key moves it down, number 8 key moves the mouse pointer up, number 5 and + key serve as right click while the number 0 key works as left click.

This is an alternative for emergency situations only and for long run its always better to replace the damaged mouse.

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