Follow these steps to enable the keystrokes:
The MouseKeys option can be turned ON or
OFF using the default short cut keys below: <Left ALT+Left SHIFT+NUM LOCK> NOTE:
The mouse cursor must be placed over an object, such as a command button, for these
keystrokes to function. For example, if a command button has focus and the cursor
is not over the command button, the keystrokes will not activate the button. In
addition, you must use the numeric keypad keys for all mouse key functions. Using
the Arrow keys, Insert, or Delete keys produces inconsistent results.
- Open Control Panel and click Accessibility Options.
- In the Accessiblity Properties dialog box click the Mouse tab.
- Select Use MouseKeys and then click Settings.
- In the Settings for MouseKeys dialog box select Use Shortcut. Select ON
for the "Use MouseKey when NumLock is:" option button.
- Select the "Show MouseKey status on Screen" check box.
Some of the MouseKey options addressed in this accessibility feature are listed
Begin Drag.................. Insert(INS)
Double Click................ +
Drop After Drag............. Delete (DEL)
Large Movement.............. CTRL+<Any key pad number key except 5>
Movement.................... Any key pad number except 5
Select Both Mouse Buttons.. *
Select Left Mouse Button.... /
Select Right Mouse Button... -
Single Click................ 5
Single Pixel Moves.......... Shift + key pad number key
You can use the MouseKeys feature to control the mouse pointer with the keyboard.
Although Windows 95 and Windows 98 are designed so that you can perform all actions
without a mouse, some programs may still require one. Additionally, a mouse may
be more convenient for some tasks.
The MouseKeys feature is also useful for graphic artists and others who need
to position the mouse pointer with great accuracy. You do not need to have a mouse
to use the MouseKeys feature.
Turning MouseKeys On and Setting Options Click the Start button, point to Settin...
Turning MouseKeys On and Setting Options
- Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click the Accessibility Options icon.
- On the Mouse tab, click the Use MouseKeys check box to select it.
- Click Settings.
- Set the options you want, and then click OK.
- Click OK to return to Control Panel.
Turning MouseKeys on Using the Keyboard
If you have the Keyboard Shortcut option for MouseKeys enabled, you can press LEFT
ALT+LEFT SHIFT+NUM LOCK. This key combination activates the emergency keystroke
for MouseKeys. You might, for example, want to use this keystroke with a system
policy or user profile in which the shortcut option is turned on but MouseKeys is
- Press CTRL+ESC to open the Start menu.
- Use the ARROW keys to select Settings, press RIGHT ARROW to select Control
Panel, and then press ENTER.
- Use the ARROW KEYS to select the Accessibility Options icon, and then press
- Press SHIFT+TAB to select the Keyboard tab, and then press RIGHT ARROW until
the Mouse tab is selected.
- Press ALT+M to select the Use MouseKeys check box.
- To configure the MouseKeys options, press the S key.
- Set the options you want, and then press ENTER.
- Press ENTER to return to Control Panel.
Moving the Mouse Pointer with MouseKeys
When MouseKeys is active, use the following keys to move the mouse pointer:
- On the numeric keypad, press any of the numeric keys immediately surrounding
the 5 key to move the pointer in the direction indicated by the arrows on the
- Press the 5 key for a single mouse click and the plus sign key (+) for a
- To drag an object, place the pointer on the object and press the INSERT
key to begin dragging. Press DELETE to release the object.
- To select the left, right, or both mouse buttons for clicking, press the
slash key (/), the minus key (-), or the asterisk key (*), respectively.
- To cause the pointer to jump across large sections of the screen, hold down
the CTRL key while you press the movement keys.
- To move the pointer a single pixel at a time for greater accuracy, hold
down the SHIFT key while you press the movement keys.
Using NUM LOCK to Toggle the Numeric Keypad
You can use the NUM LOCK key to toggle the numeric keypad from a MouseKeys control
pad to a regular numeric keypad. This feature can be useful with laptop or notebook
computers that do not have a separate numeric keypad.