keyboard keys replacing mouse keys?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by larry, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. larry

    larry Guest


    Some time ago, I noticed that some keyboard keys can replace mouse controls.
    For example my number 8 key, on the number keypad, caused the cursor to go
    up and the 2 key causes the cursor to go down, etc.

    I have noticed that for example the + key can do some functions related to a
    mouse function but I seem to get into trouble using the + key.

    Does anyone know of a website that can instruct me on how I can use keypad,
    or key board, keys to replace the mouse buttons, or functions?

    larry, Sep 14, 2003
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  2. larry

    Shep© Guest

    All mouse functions were copied from the keyboard not the other way
    click here,

    Tab/Cursor/Alt/Enter keys will do most :)

    HTH :)
    Shep©, Sep 14, 2003
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  3. larry

    Boomer Guest

    larry said:
    A quick Google for keyboard+mapping:
    Boomer, Sep 14, 2003
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    Liz Guest

    Liz, Sep 14, 2003
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    Shep© Guest

    Shep©, Sep 14, 2003
  6. Howdy!

    But only with caps lock off, right? That's almost a "D'oh!" there
    Try first the Windows Help (see "Keyboard Shortcuts"), then look at
    the menus in the programs you use. Notice that underlined character? You
    can use Alt and that character to pop down the menus. There's also usually
    shortcut commands besides some of the menu entries.

    Ralph Wade Phillips, Sep 14, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

  8. larry

    larry Guest

    Thanks for the information.
    I may be dating my computer, pentium 100, but I can't find the 'Win' key.
    larry, Sep 14, 2003
  9. Howdy!

    Dating the keyboard, more likely.

    The "Win" key can be generated by an Alt-Esc for older keyboards.

    Ralph Wade Phillips, Sep 14, 2003
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