Using ME and 98x Without A Mouse

Let's say you forgot to pack your mouse on a business trip or stopped functioning. You can set up ME or Windows 98x to use your arrow keys as a mouse. Just follow these procedures:

  1. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  2. Select the Accessibility Options.
  3. Go to the Mouse Tab and check the Use Mouse Keys option.
  4. Click the settings button, then check the Use Shortcut box.
  5. Change the pointer speed to something that's reasonable (the slow is SLOW!!!) so you may want to pick something faster.
  6. Click OK, followed by Apply.
  7. Now, press the Alt + Shift + Num Lock buttons and you can use your numeric keypad to move your pointer instead of a mouse controller.

The arrow keys should work just like the mouse except for being a little more cumbersome.

This tip is by Michael Vincent from TipWorld.

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Date of last revision: 14 May 2015.