Use Keyboard to Move Mouse Cursor on Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Eng

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Steps

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    First, click the Start menu button on the lower left corner of the screen
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    Then click on "Control Panel"
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    Once the Control Panel window opens, we need to click on the "Ease of Access" link
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    On the next screen, click on the link, "Ease of Access Center"
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    Once it's open, scroll down if needed and select "Make the mouse easier to use"
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    Click that once.
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    In this section, we need to click the box, "Turn on Mouse Keys"
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    This will add a check to the box.
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    Click on "Set up Mouse Keys" to set up your preferences
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    The first item listed is "Turn on Mouse Keys", but the same thing was in the previous menu so we don't need to click it on this screen.
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    The next section is the shortcut
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    We can turn on the mouse keys by left Alt+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK at the same time.
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    In the next section, "Pointer speed", you can choose and set the "Top speed" and the speed of the "Acceleration" of the pointer
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    Alternatively, we can click "Hold down Ctrl to speed up and SHIFT to slow down"
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    In the next section, "NUM LOCK" function, if you prefer to use the mouse keys when NUM LOCK is on, then you should click "On"
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    If you prefer otherwise, then you should click "Off".
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    Once sure that everything is set up according to your preferences, click "OK"
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    From here, we need to click "Turn on Mouse Keys" again
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    Then click "OK"
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    Once everything is set up, you can see that the Mouse Keys icon is displayed on the system tray
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    This means that you can now move your pointer using the number keys on the right side of your keyboard.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to move the mouse cursor with the keyboard on Windows 7 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Lukward Thomason

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