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Follow these steps to enable the keystrokes:

  1. Open Control Panel and click Accessibility Options.
  2. In the Accessiblity Properties dialog box click the Mouse tab.
  3. Select Use MouseKeys and then click Settings.
  4. In the Settings for MouseKeys dialog box select Use Shortcut. Select ON for the "Use MouseKey when NumLock is:" option button.
  5. Select the "Show MouseKey status on Screen" check box.
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.

Some of the MouseKey options addressed in this accessibility feature are listed below:

   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...

How to Use the MouseKeys Feature in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me

Turning MouseKeys On and Setting Options

  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Accessibility Options icon.
  3. On the Mouse tab, click the Use MouseKeys check box to select it.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Set the options you want, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK to return to Control Panel.

Turning MouseKeys on Using the Keyboard

  1. Press CTRL+ESC to open the Start menu.
  2. Use the ARROW keys to select Settings, press RIGHT ARROW to select Control Panel, and then press ENTER.
  3. Use the ARROW KEYS to select the Accessibility Options icon, and then press ENTER.
  4. Press SHIFT+TAB to select the Keyboard tab, and then press RIGHT ARROW until the Mouse tab is selected.
  5. Press ALT+M to select the Use MouseKeys check box.
  6. To configure the MouseKeys options, press the S key.
  7. Set the options you want, and then press ENTER.
  8. Press ENTER to return to Control Panel.
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 turned off.

Moving the Mouse Pointer with MouseKeys

When MouseKeys is active, use the following keys to move the mouse pointer:

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.