How to use the keyboard to move the mouse pointer using MouseKeys?
Using the mouse to move its pointer can at times irritate you. For instance, in the midst of typing something urgent, you may have to use the mouse frequently to move the pointer. In this case it may affect your typing speed, isn’t so?
So, if you find it difficult to move the mouse in between your typing, you can choose to go ahead with an alternative. You can use your keyboard to move the mouse pointer with the help of mouse arrow keys.
You can enable this accessibility feature by making some changes to its setting in the Ease of Access Centre on your Windows 8.1 PC. Check out our solution steps to move the mouse pointer using its Arrow keys in the keyboard:
- Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the ‘Start’ screen to access the Charms menu.
- Click on the ‘Settings’ charm, and then click on ‘Change PC Settings’.
- Click ‘Ease of Access’ from the left pane, and then click ‘Mouse’.
- On the right pane, go to ‘Mouse Keys’ section, move the slider to right under ‘Use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen’ to turn it on.
- Make sure that the ‘Use mouse keys when Num Lock is on’ option is also turned on.
- Close the ‘Ease of Access’ window.
So, now you can use the keyboard to move the mouse pointer using its Mouse Keys on your Windows 8.1 based PC. Don’t you think that now it has become easier to access mouse pointer than what it used to be? You can also recall our solution steps that are mentioned above through our solution video which is given below.