Re: controling the mouse?

Quentin Christensen

Hi Robert,

Windows has a feature called "mouse keys", which lets you move the mouse pointer with the number pad.  Here's their page explaining how to turn it on and use it:

Note that it is a good idea to leave "Use mouse keys when num lock is on" checked as NVDA uses the number pad when num lock is off.

NVDA has a number of features for working with the mouse, which are listed in the user guide here:

Essentially NVDA can report text under the mouse as you move the mouse either physically, or when using mouse keys.

NVDA also has object navigation and a review cursor which can often be used to reach sections of windows which are not accessible to the regular text cursor.  This mode can often be used instead of using the mouse.  The section of the user guide on navigating with NVDA has a lot of information about the various ways of accessing information:

If you would like to learn more about using these features, the Basic Training for NVDA training module has more detail and activity (not specifically on using mouse keys, but certainly on the various ways of navigating with NVDA).  It is available from

If there is anything particularly you have trouble getting to, feel free to share it here and someone will likely be able to assist with a way of getting to it.

Kind regards


On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Robert Kingett <kingettr@...> wrote:
Could someone point me to a webpage that explains how NVDA can control the mouse with the number pad as well as without?

Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
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