How To Control the Pointer Without a Mouse in Windows 7

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If you want to control your mouse pointer with the keyboard, Windows XP and Windows 7 provide a way:

Press Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock keys all at once and a prompt will appear telling you that you have activated mousekeys, select ok then you can control the mouse with the numpad.

The controls are:

  • 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9: move the mouse
  • 5: mouse button click
  • +: double click
  • Insert: hold down mouse button
  • Delete: release mouse button (after holding it down with insert)
  • /, * or -: select which mouse button the above controls will click (left, both or right respectively)
  • Num Lock: disable mousekeys.