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keyboard as mouse
You may know that you can use keyboard as mouse. If you don’t know then read this article, I am going to explain how to get your keyboard to work as mouse. This is helpful if your mouse is out of order or something else. You can use this on your laptop if there are NUM pad keys on it.

How to use?

- First of all press Num Lock key while holding left Shift + left Alt (left Shift + left Alt + Num Lock)

Three options - Use keyboard as mouse
- You’ll see a box with three options as in picture above.
- If you are using it for first time then click on settings and adjust settings as you need.

Settings - Use keyboard as mouse
- After pressing settings button you’ll see a window as in above picture.
Adjust settings - Use keyboard as mouse
- Click on settings again to get window that will allow you to make some adjustments.
- You can make what changes you want here.
- Leave first (Use Shortcut) checked. This will allow you to activate or deactivate Keyboard mouse when you need. (Left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock)
- You can adjust speed or acceleration of mouse. I have those to maximum because if I want slow speed I can press and hold shift for smooth movement of mouse pointer. But if you want to get this feature then don’t forget to enable it by placing tick at left side of “Hold down Ctrl to speed up and Shift to slow down.
- You can use keyboard as mouse when Num Lock is on or off. But I am using Num pad keys as mouse when Num Lock is off. You can do what you want with this.
- After this press OK and then tick Use MouseKeys to start using keyboard as mouse and press OK again.
- Now if you want to disable it then simply press left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock
- You can enable it next time easily by just pressing left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock and then clicking on OK button because now you don’t need to configure it again. You can use it every time with your specified settings.
- If you enabled keyboard as mouse when Num Lock is off then if you switch on Num Lock you’ll see a cross over its mouse icon in task-bar.
use keyboard as mouse
Use Keyboard as mouse
Disabled due to  Num Lock on or off


Move your cursor by these keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Make clicks using 5 or + button. If you want to drag a file then move pointer over that file and press 0 but don’t hold it and then move your pointer and file with motion keys (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9). If you want options menu that you can get by making right click from your real mouse then press - from Num Pad and after making right click press / to get your left click functionality back.