Accessibility Turn On or Off Mouse Keys in Windows 11


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

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on and off Mouse Keys for your account in Windows 11.


Contents



EXAMPLE: Mouse Keys notification icon on taskbar

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Option One

Turn On and Off Mouse Keys using Keyboard Shortcut


1 Press the Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock keys to toggle Mouse Keys on or off.

2 Click/tap on Yes if turning on Mouse Keys. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Turn On and Off Mouse 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 Turn On or Off (default) Mouse Keys for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Three

Turn On and Off Mouse 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 Check (on) or Uncheck (off - default) Turn on Mouse Keys for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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




Option Four

Turn On and Off Mouse Keys using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Mouse Keys

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Mouse_Keys.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\MouseKeys]
"Flags"="63"

3 Turn Off Mouse Keys

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Mouse_Keys.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\MouseKeys]
"Flags"="62"

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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