This tutorial will teach you how to use the keyboard rather than a mouse to move and click with your mouse pointer by utilizing the Mouse Keys function. If you have a motor handicap that makes it difficult for you to operate a mouse, or if you have trouble using a touchpad or a mouse on your laptop, this may be helpful for you.
Please be aware that in order to utilize the Mouse Keys, you will need a keyboard that also has a numeric keypad.
To access the Ease of Access settings, hit the Windows key in conjunction with the letter U on your keyboard.
Keep scrolling down until you reach the Mouse option in the left column.
To activate the feature, click or press the toggle switch that is located to the right of the screen under the heading Control your mouse using a keypad.
Adjust the sliders for the Pointer speed and Pointer acceleration until you reach a place where you are satisfied with the way the mouse pointer slides across the screen.
In this part, the actions that need to be followed in order for you to use the keyboard to operate the mouse in Windows 10 are explained. Help is at hand in the form of a step-by-step tutorial with screenshots of the relevant screens.
Launch the Ease of Access options in your browser.
1. On the keyboard, hit the Windows logo key in combination with the letter U to open the Ease of Access settings. Keep scrolling down until you reach the Mouse option in the left column.
Make the Mouse Keys Active
2. To activate the function, either click or press the toggle switch that is located to the right of the screen and it will say Turn on Mouse Keys.
3. Make changes to the settings for the Mouse Keys. New options to change the behavior of the Mouse Keys will emerge. Adjust the settings for the pointer’s speed and acceleration using the sliders, then move the pointer around with the mouse keys to determine if the sliders’ values should be increased or decreased. Keep adjusting the two sliders to the left or right until you find a pace at which the pointer traveling across the screen is comfortable for you.
When the option to utilize the numeric keypad’s 1-9 keys to control the pointer’s movement is selected, the mouse pointer may be moved across the display by pressing those keys. You may change the pace at which it travels by holding down the Ctrl key. Alternatively, you can change the speed at which it goes by holding down the Shift key.
5. To left-click, press the key that looks like a division sign (/) followed by the number 5, or to right-click, press the key that looks like a minus sign (-) followed by the number 5. To double-click, first press the plus or + key, then press 5.
6. To click and drag an object using the mouse keys, hit the zero (0) key, then move the cursor to the position where you would like to drop the item. This will allow you to drag and drop the item. To remove it, use the key that looks like a period.
This diagram is available in a printable version in PDF format, which you can download here.
Note: If you are reading this and it is not working, it is possible that the settings on your computer are maintained by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If this is the case, you will need to get in touch with them in order to view these settings or receive any more assistance.