I’ve had to use my computer a few times in the past without a mouse. Did you know you can use your keypad as a mouse? I didn’t know if these options still existed in Windows 10 or not but apparently, they do. If your mouse conks out on you, here is a convenient quick fix.
In the Search bar start typing Ease of Access. In the list click on Ease of Access mouse settings, then turn the feature on.
Then check whichever options you want: the first option makes it so the NumLock key has to be on first. The second just displays an icon in the Taskbar that basically tells you if it’s active. The third will speed up the movement of the cursor and from experience, it is recommended.
Now, by turning on the NumLock key on my system:
- Number (8) moves the cursor up
- Number (2) moves it down
- Number (4) is left
- Number (6) is right
- Number (5), (+), and (./Del) keys are the same as right-clicking
- The Enter key would be the double-click
In the Search bar start typing Ease of Access and click on Change how your keyboard works.
Click Turn on Mouse Keys. You can change the mouse key options by clicking on the Set up Mouse Keys options in blue letters. Then OK.
Use the same keys as in Windows 10 to move around, except on Windows 7 the (./Del) key doesn’t seem to do anything.