Accessibility Enable or Disable Control Mouse Keys Speed with Ctrl and Shift keys in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off "Hold the Ctrl key to speed up and Shift key to slow down" the pointer when using mouse keys for your account in Windows 11.

Mouse Keys lets you use the numeric keypad on your keyboard—instead of the mouse—to move the pointer.

Reference:

The "Hold the Ctrl key to speed up and Shift key to slow down" setting and other mouse keys settings are saved to the Flags string value (REG_SZ) in the registry key below for the current user.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\MouseKeys



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Control Mouse Keys Speed with Ctrl and Shift keys in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Control Mouse Keys Speed with Ctrl and Shift keys in Control Panel




Option One

Enable or Disable Control Mouse Keys Speed with Ctrl and Shift keys in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accessibility on the left side, and click/tap on Mouse on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Check (enable) or uncheck (disable - default) Hold the Ctrl key to speed up and Shift key to slow down for what you want. (see screenshot below)

The Hold the Ctrl key to speed up and Shift key to slow down setting will be grayed out if Mouse keys is turned off.


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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Control Mouse Keys Speed with Ctrl and Shift keys in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2 Click/tap on the Make the mouse easier to use link. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Set up Mouse Keys link under "Control the mouse with the keyboard". (see screenshot below)

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4 Under Pointer speed, check (enable) or uncheck (disable - default) Hold down CTRL to speed up and SHIFT to slow down for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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6 You can now close the Ease of Access Center if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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