Windows 10 Quick Tip: How To Use Numeric Keypad to Move Mouse Cursor

If you ever need to use the numeric keypad to act like a Mouse to move the cursor around on your Windows 10 desktop, here is how you can enable it.

Go to Settings app → Ease of Access → Mouse, and turn on the setting “Use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen“.

Windows 10 - Settings - Ease of Access - Mousekey

The change takes effect immediately. Pressing the arrow keys on the numeric pad moves the cursor around the screen like using a Mouse. There is also an icon named MouseKey showing up in the system tray indicating that you have this feature turned on at the moment.

Windows 10 - mousekey icon

There are 2 more options related to MouseKeys that you also should enable to get the most out of this feature,

  • Hold down Ctrl to speed up and Shift to slow down
  • Use mouse keys when Num Lock is on

Comparing to the previous Windows, this version of MouseKeys works a lot better.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 05/02/2016

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