Mouse is an easy way to use computer than the Keyboard and many people like to use their computer by using Mouse but not their Keyboard. Now, for example, if your Mouse is not working and you have tried everything, like unplugging and plugging the mouse back, uninstalling and reinstalling drivers and also tried to restart your computer but not any of them works.
So, don’t worry, because I have created this tutorial to let you guys know that how you can use Keyboard as Mouse in Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. Using a Keyboard as a Mouse is the built-in function in Windows OS that you can also enable it. This function is known as MouseKeys, not many people know about this function. By using this function you can easily enable and disable the Mouse keys.
How To Use Keyboard as a Mouse
Before moving ahead, first make sure that your keyboard’s Num Lock key is pressed and the green light indicator is on. There are basically three methods that you can use to run your Keyboard as a Mouse. I am gonna discuss them all in this tutorial. So, follow the given steps to use your Keyboard as a Mouse.
In Windows 8
If your Mouse stopped working in Windows 8 than you can follow the below given steps to use your Keyboard as a Mouse.
- First of all, click on the Start button and type Mouse in the Start menu search.
- After that, select Ease of Access Mouse Settings and hit Enter key.
- Now, check the Mouse Keys option to enable it.
- That’s it!
In Windows 7, Vista And XP
If your Mouse stopped working in Windows 7, Vista or XP then you can follow the below steps to use your Keyboard as a Mouse.
- At first, click on the Start button and select Control Panel from the right-hand side.
- In the Control Panel, click on the Ease of Access menu.
- Now, the new window will be open, click on the Change how your mouse works option, it will be in the Ease of Access Center.
- After that, all you have to do is to check the Turn on Mouse Keys option to enable it.
- Then hit Apply and OK.
- That’s it! Now you will be able to use your Keyboard as a Mouse using the Mouse keys. You can also customize the Mouse keys by clicking on the Set up Mouse keys option.
There is also a shortcut key ( Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock) that you can use to enable or disable Mouse keys and this shortcut key works with almost all types of Windows but if it doesn’t work then follow the above given steps to enable the Mouse keys manually.
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