How to control the mouse cursor using the keyboard in Windows?

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    I found this useful when my mouse device stopped working.

    On Windows, press ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK and it will ask whether you want to turn on the Mouse Keys feature.

    how to control the mouse cursor using the keyboard on windows

    Click Yes and, now you will be able to control your mouse pointer using the numeric keypad.

    Moving your mouse cursor using the keyboard

    DirectionsPress
    Up and to the left7
    Up8
    Up and to the right9
    Left4
    Right6
    Down and to the left1
    Down2
    Down and to the right3

    Clicking items using the keyboard

    In order to right-click or left-click an item using the keyboard, you have to select the respective keyboard buttons for your left and right mouse clicks.

    On the taskbar, you will see a Mouse Keys icon highlighting the mouse button that is currently active.

    how to control the mouse cursor using the keyboard on windows

    To select mouse buttons, use the following keys:

    To selectPress
    Left mouse buttonForward slash (/)
    Right mouse buttonMinus sign (-)
    Both buttonsAsterisk (✲)

    Once you have selected a mouse button, you can click items on your screen by pressing 5 as follows.

    ToPress
    Left-click an itemWith the left mouse button selected (/) and highlighted on the Mouse Keys icon, press 5
    Right-click an itemWith the right mouse button selected (-) and highlighted on the Mouse Keys icon, press 5
    Double-click an itemWith both buttons selected (*) and highlighted on the Mouse Keys icon, press 5

    Remember, a selected mouse button will remain active until you choose another button. So, once you have selected a mouse button, you don’t have to select a mouse button every time you click unless you want to change buttons.

    Dragging and dropping items using the keyboard

    To drag and drop items, use the following keys.

    ToPress
    Drag an itemMove the cursor over the item, press zero (0)
    Drop an itemMove the cursor to the location where you want to drop the item, press the decimal point (.)
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