How To Control Mouse Pointer From Keyboard?

Ever wondered what will happen if your mouse suddenly stopped to work? This may happen rarely and you may get a replacement for it soon, but what if you’ve got to do some work very urgently? How will you manage without a mouse? Here is a quick tip that will allow you to control your mouse pointer from your keyboard!

Using inbuilt Windows functions you can control your mouse pointer from your keyboard indeed very easily!

Steps To Control Mouse Pointer From Keyboard In Windows XP:

1.) Open Control Panel

2.) Open Accessibility Options

3.) Click on Mouse Tab and check the check box titled “Use MouseKeys” and it’s done!

Additional Tip: If you want to set up additional options like pointer top speed, pointer acceleration and many others, you can click on “Settings” button and set those indeed very easily.

Steps To Control Mouse Pointer From Keyboard In Windows 7:

1.) Open Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> Make the mouse easier to use.

2.) Check the “Turn on Mouse Keys” box and save the settings.

Additional Tip: You can alternatively set up additional options for mouse keys by clicking “Set up Mouse Keys”.

How To Use The Mouse Keys?

1 : Move Down & Left

2 : Move Down

3 : Move Down & Right

4 : Move Left

5 : Move Click

6 : Move Right

7 : Move Up & Left

8 : Move Up

9 : Move Up & Right

Ctrl + Movement Key : For Faster Movement
Shift + Movement Key : For Slower Movement

+ : To Double Click

Ins : To Begin Drag
Del : To End Drag

/ : Select Left Mouse Button
- : Select Right Mouse Button
* : Select Both Mouse Buttons

This may be difficult and too time consuming to use, but will bring you out of trouble when your mouse isn’t working and you have some important work to do! Enjoy using mouse keys!


  1. Icechen1
    Apr 16, 2011

    Nice, could be used for precision editing.

  2. Saksham Talwar
    Apr 17, 2011

    He..he..yeah! :D

  3. Amit Kumar Das
    Oct 14, 2012

    very good idea boss

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