How to Turn On or Off Mouse Keys in Windows 11

With the mouse keys feature, you can control the mouse with the numeric keypad.

Follow these steps to enable or disable it on Windows 11:

Launch the Settings app (Keyboard shortcut: Windows + I).

Click on “Accessibility” on the left sidebar and select “Mouse” on the right.

Enable (to enable) or disable (to disable) the toggle switch beside the “Mouse keys.”

That’s all.

Notes

If you enable the “Mouse keys,” you’ll configure the following options:

  • Only use mouse keys when Num lock is on
  • Show the mouse keys icon on the taskbar

The above two options are self-explanatory.

  • Hold the Ctrl key to speed up and the Shift key to slow down

If you enable the above option, pressing the Ctrl key while moving the pointer increases its speed. And pressing the Shift button while moving the pointer decreases its rate.

Play with the “Mouse keys speed” and “Mouse keys acceleration” if you like. Remember, both of these options only apply when you use mouse keys.

Here are the alternative ways to enable or disable mouse keys:

Method #1

Press left Alt, left Shift, and Num Lock simultaneously, and you’ll see the Mouse Keys pop-up.

If you click “Yes” on the pop-up, the mouse keys get activated. If you click “No,” it’ll be disabled.

Method #2

Start Control Panel.

If you’re in Category view, select Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center. Otherwise, click the “Ease of Access Center” link.

Click the “Make the mouse easier to use” link.

Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) the “Turn on Mouse Keys” option. You can find it in the “Control the mouse with the keyboard” section.

Press the “OK” button below.

How to Enable or Disable Keyboard Shortcut of Mouse Keys

Open the Run Command. Type control and then press Enter. You can now view the Control Panel.

If you’re in Category view, select Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center. Otherwise, click the “Ease of Access Center” link.

Click on the “Make the mouse easier to use” link.

Select the “Set up Mouse Keys” link in the “Control the mouse with the keyboard” section.

Enable (to enable it) or disable (to disable it) the “Turn on Mouse Keys with left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock” option in the “Keyboard shortcut” section.

Press the OK button below.

Note: If you disable this, you can’t use the first alternative method mentioned in this post for turning on and off mouse keys.

Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcuts

These are the “mouse keys” keyboard shortcuts for Windows 11:

ShortcutAction
8Move up.
4Move left.
6Move right.
2Move down.
9Move upwards in the right direction.
7Move upwards in the left path.
1Move downwards in the left direction.
3Move downwards in the right direction.
/Select the left mouse button.
Select the right mouse button.
*Select both mouse buttons.
5If the left button is selected, then pressing this key will do the left click. If the right mouse button is selected, then pressing this key will do the right-click.
+If the left mouse button is the active button, then pressing this key will double-click.
0Drag an item.
.Drop an item.

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