How To: Use Your Keyboard as Mouse in Windows Vista Computer
The mouse, one of the greatest advances in computing history, provides you with an intuitive point-and-click method for using your computer. Depending on the type of work you’re doing, however, sometimes using a mouse actually slows you down. If you are a good typist, taking your hands away from the keyboard to move the mouse can use up a few seconds. Over the course of a full day, you could save several minutes by using keyboard shortcuts instead of the mouse.
If you are using Windows Vista and your mouse has stopped working, you can actually configure the computer keyboard and use the numeric keys to control the cursor’s movement.Of course the effect will not be as smooth as using a mouse,for mouse-only users.
To configure your keyboard’s numeric keys to move mouse cursor in Windows Vista, just follow the following steps:
- Go to Windows Vista Start->Control Panel->Ease of Access.
- Click on to Make the mouse easier to use make-mouse-easier-use.
- Check the “Turn on Mouse Keys” checkbox and click on to the “Set up Mouse Keys”.
- Users can configure the mouse keys from the subsequent Windows prompted. Users can turn on mouse key, set pointer speed, set whether to use mouse keys when NUM LOCK is on/off.