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There are several instances where your mouse may stop responding. These scenarios can range from drivers conflicting with each other, drivers not responding, USB malfunction and/or a simple hardware failure within the mouse itself. If anytime, you are unable to find yourself a replacement for your mouse, then you need not worry because we have compiled the perfect solution in the form of a guide (it will require your keyboard though). Do you want to turn your keyboard in to a mouse? If yes, then read on.
For those of you who are unaware, the Windows operating system has a unique feature called MouseKeys. Enabling MouseKeys is going to be your first objective. To enable this feature:
Press Alt + Shift + Numlock key
After clicking the aforementioned keys, you will find an option present in front of you. This can be illustrated in the image below (click on Yes to proceed):
Now, before moving on, make sure that your Numlock key is switched off while you attempt to use your keyboard as a makeshift mouse. Furthermore, there are other alterations that you are going to have to make in order for this to work properly. That being said, use the following path:
Windows >> Control Panel >> Ease of access center
After you have reached the access center, head on down to the option ‘make the keyboard easier to use’ and check the ‘Turn on mouse keys’ box. This is illustrated in the image below:
After clicking on Apply, you will finally be able to control the cursor via your keyboard. To navigate the cursor, the key details have been given below:
UP – Numpad Key 8
DOWN – Numpad Key 2
LEFT – Numpad Key 4
Right – Numpad Key 6
We hope that this guide was helpful for all those who were unfortunate enough to have their mouse fail on them. If you have any further questions, post in the comments below and I will try my best to get back to you.