How to move the mouse with the keyboard in Windows 10

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Mel Khamlichi
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Hi, how are you? Today we will talk a little about accessibility in Windows 10. It is well known that the mouse is a very used peripheral in any operating system. Indeed, numerous tasks depend on this device. However, it may fail at some point. So it can represent a big problem for the user. In that case, the most obvious solution is to use a new device. But, if you don’t have it, here I will propose an alternative solution. Indeed, we will see how to move the mouse with the keyboard in Windows 10.

How to move the mouse with the keyboard from the control panel

In the first place enter the control panel. Once there, enter Ease of Access.

From the control panel, enter the Ease of Access.
From the control panel, enter the Ease of Access.

Then go to Change how your keyboard works.

Changes the behavior of the keyboard.
Changes the behavior of the keyboard.

Then check the Turn on Mouse Keys box. Immediately, select the Set up Mouse keys option.

Activate the controls to manage the mouse with the keyboard.
Activate the controls to manage the mouse with the keyboard.

On this screen, you can edit some functions on or off. It is also possible to set the speed of the pointer. Another interesting function is to press the Crtl key to increase the speed or Shift to decrease it. From this, you can use these keys to control the speed of the pointer. Finally, you tick the Turn on Mouse Keys box again.

Back to the previous screen, please press OK to confirm the changes. In addition, a mouse icon on the taskbar indicates that the function is active.

Setting up the changes.
Setting up the changes.

Setting the Mouse Keys

In addition to the icon on the taskbar, there is another way to verify that this function is activated. With this in mind, please press the Win+I combination to enter the Windows settings. Once there, please go to Ease of Access.

Enter to Ease of Access
Enter to Ease of Access

Then scroll down to Mouse.

Click on Mouse
Click on Mouse

Here you can manage the options as well as the control panel.

Control the mouse with the keyboard.
Control the mouse with the keyboard.

Once activated, we have to move the mouse according to the following keys:

  • Up and left: 7
  • Up: 8
  • Up and right: 9
  • Left: 4
  • Right: 6
  • Down and left: 1
  • Down: 2
  • Down and right: 3
  • Left-Click: 5
  • Changing to right-click: /
  • Returning to left-click: –
  • Drag: 0
  • Accelerating pointer movement: Hold CTRL key
  • Slow down pointer movement: Hold SHIFT key.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, we have seen how to move the mouse using the keyboard in Windows 10. Also, it’s a way to keep working despite the failure of the peripheral. Before saying goodbye I invite you to see our post about managing Android from Windows 10.

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