In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Numeric Keypad to move mouse cursor in Windows 10. Whether you are using desktop or laptop and having trouble in using the mouse/touchpad, you can activate Mouse Keys and then start to use Numeric Keypad to move mouse cursor in Windows 10. It is the native feature of Windows 10 and also available on Windows 8.1, 8, and 7.
The step by step procedure in this tutorial will help you to turn on Mouse Keys. You will also have to adjust some settings (like movement speed) before you start using the numeric keypad or Numpad as mouse. Don’t worry, all the steps are covered in this tutorial.
The GIF below clears everything. When you activate Mouse Keys using the hotkey, Numpad can be used to control mouse. You can also control mouse speed using ‘Ctrl’ and ‘Shift’ keys.
Let’s See The Steps To Use Numeric Keypad To Move Mouse Cursor In Windows 10:
Follow these steps carefully to successfully enable and setup Mouse Keys. After that, you can control the mouse cursor using the numeric keypad.
Step 1: Use Control Panel or the Search box to access the “Ease of Access Center”. When it is opened, you need to click on “Make the mouse easier…” option.
You can also use
Make the keyboard easier to use option to find and turn on Mouse Keys.
Step 2: Activate “Turn on Mouse Keys” option, but this is not over yet. You also have to click on “
Set up Mouse Keys", which is very important.
Step 3: This is the most important step. After turning on mouse keys, you need to set some options, such as:
- “Pointer Top speed and Acceleration”. Sliders are available to adjust the speed.
- Enable hotkey (
Left Alt + Left Shift + NumLock key). This hotkey can be very helpful to easily turn on and off Mouse Keys.
- Enable ‘
Hold down CTRL to speed up...‘ option. This is another important option to speed up or slow down the cursor speed.
Use Mouse Keys when Num Lock is turned on or off.
Display Mouse Keys icon in the taskbar. It is used to help you find that Mouse Keys is currently activated.
Apply and save the settings.
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When you will activate Mouse Keys, a warning message or confirmation window will open. This will open only when you have enabled this option while setting the options.
You can confirm the action and Mouse Keys will be activated. Now you can use Numpad keys to move the mouse cursor. Use 4, 6, 2, and 8 keys to move the cursor to the left, right, below, and up. And, use 7, 9, 1, and 3 keys to move cursor diagonally.
With the above steps, it is clear that turning on Mouse Keys and using Numpad as mouse in Windows 10 is very easy. Hope this tutorial will help you.