Use the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer

When you turn on Mouse Keys, you can move the mouse pointer using the numeric keypad on your keyboard instead of using a mouse.

To turn on Mouse Keys

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  2. Tap or click Settings.
  3. In the search box, enter Change how your mouse works, and then tap or click Change how your mouse works.
  4. Under Control the mouse with the keyboard, select the Turn on Mouse Keys check box, and then click OK.

Move the pointer using Mouse Keys

After you turn on Mouse Keys, you can use the numeric keypad to move the mouse.

To move the mouse pointer
Up
Down
Right
Left
Up and to the left
Down and to the left
Up and to the right
Down and to the right
Press
8
2
6
4
7
1
9
3

Select a mouse button

You can also use Mouse Keys to perform click actions. You'll first need to select which mouse button you want to be the active button: the left button, the right one, or both.

To
Select the left mouse button
Select both buttons
Select the right mouse button
Press
The forward slash (/)
The asterisk (*)
The minus sign (-)

Note

If you choose to make the left mouse button the active button, it will remain the active button until you choose another button. After you select a mouse button, you don't need to select a mouse button again until you want to change buttons.

Click items using Mouse Keys

After you choose a button, you can click items on your screen.

To Do this
Click an item With the left button selected as your active button, point to the item, and then press 5
Right-click an item With the right button selected as your active button, point to the item, and then press 5
Double-click an item With the left button selected as your active button, point to the item, and press the plus sign (+)

Drag items using Mouse Keys

You can use the numeric keypad to press and hold the active mouse button and to release it. This is helpful if you want to drag an item.

To Do This
Drag an item Point to the item, and then press zero (0)
Drop the item Point to the location where you want to move the item, and then press the decimal point (.)

Notes

  • You can also turn on Mouse Keys by pressing Left Alt+Left Shift+Num Lock.
  • To change options like how quickly the mouse pointer moves and whether your PC makes a sound when you turn on Mouse Keys, in the Ease of Access Center, tap or click Make the mouse easier to use, and then, under Control the mouse with the keyboard, tap or click Set up Mouse Keys, and tap or click OK.
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