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Using the keyboard to move the mouse pointer

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Using the keyboard to move the mouse pointer

If you have trouble using a mouse, you can change the MouseKeys settings so that you can use the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer. You can do this through the Accessibility Wizard, or you can use the following procedure to set this option in Control Panel.

To turn MouseKeys on

  1. Open Accessibility Options.

  2. On the Mouse tab, select the Use MouseKeys check box.

The following illustration shows which keys to use to replicate mouse actions.

Keys that replicate mouse actions


  • To open a Control Panel item, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click the appropriate icon.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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