Mouse Keys

Mouse Keys is an accessibility feature that uses the keyboard’s Numeric Keypad as a pointing device. This replaces using the mouse as a pointing device.

To activate Mouse Keys – Press Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock. A tone sounds and the Mouse Keys dialog appears. By default, the cursor is on the Yes button. Press the space bar to turn on Mouse Keys.

Once activated, press the Num Lock key to toggle between normal cursor operation and mouse emulation mode.

Mouse Keys Dialog

With Mouse Keys Enabled in mouse emulation mode, the Numeric Keypad keys take on the following functions:

Numeric Keypad

Key Action
Num Lock Toggles between normal cursor operation (low pitched tone) and mouse emulation mode (high pitched beep)
With Alt + Shift Enables and Disables MouseKeys
8 Cursor Up
2 Cursor Down
6 Cursor Right
4 Cursor Left
7 Cursor Up and Left
9 Cursor Up and Right
3 Cursor Down and Right
1 Cursor Down and Left
/ Select Primary Buttons ( Left Mouse Button Action )
* Select Modifier Button ( Both Mouse Buttons Active )
Select Alternate Button ( Right Mouse Button Active )
+ Double Click Selected Button
0 Depress Selected Button
. Release Selected Button
Enter Enter Key