How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows  

    How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows

    How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows

    Published by Category: General Tips
    14 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows


    Mouse Keys lets you control the mouse pointer by using the numeric keypad on your keyboard.

    The keyboard shortcut to turn on and off Mouse Keys is to press the left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock keys.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Mouse Keys left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock keyboard shortcut for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    Turning on or off the Mouse Keys keyboard shortcut does not affect turning on or off the Mouse Keys feature.



    Contents

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Control Panel
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Mouse Keys confirmation when using keyboard shortcut
    How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows-mouse_keys_confirmation.png






    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut 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 in the Ease of Access Center. (see screenshot below)

    How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows-mouse_keys_keyboard_shortcut-1.jpg

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

    How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows-mouse_keys_keyboard_shortcut-2.jpg

    4 Under Keyboard shortcut, check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Turn on Mouse Keys with left ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    How to Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut in Windows-mouse_keys_keyboard_shortcut-3.png






    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\MouseKeys

    Flags string value (REG_SZ)

    59 = Disable
    63 = Enable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


    2 Enable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut

    This is the default setting.

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

    Enable_Mouse_Keys_keyboard_shortcut_for_current_account.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Mouse Keys Keyboard Shortcut

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

    Disable_Mouse_Keys_keyboard_shortcut_for_current_account.reg

    Download


    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 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






  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    Enable is 255 not 254. This tutorial mislead me lol
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Helbram said:
    Enable is 255 not 254. This tutorial mislead me lol
    Hello,

    Actually, I'm getting this now for Mouse Keys keyboard shortcut on my system without it affecting on/off Mouse Keys using default settings.

    This value does vary depending on your other Mouse Key settings though.

    63 = on

    59 = off
      My Computers


 

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