How to Run a Computer Without Mouse? [Step by Step Tutorial]


How to Run a Computer Without Mouse? [Step by Step Tutorial]


Mouse is an input device used by almost all the PC users, but, while using a laptop, not all users like to work with a mouse. Moreover, some users might not prefer using a mouse as they may feel that it is not convenient for certain tasks.

For such Windows users, Gizbot has come up with a tutorial on how to use a computer without mouse. Wondering how it is possible? There are multiple keyboard shortcuts that can help the users work on computer without mouse.

Below are the possible keyboard shortcuts that can be used on Windows in situations including writing, creating folders and more. 

Mouse Keys

Go to Start > Control Panel > Ease of Access to activate Mouse Keys. This will allow you to use thearrow keys to control your cursor instead of mouse.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows system key combinations

     1. F1 -- Help

     2. CTRL+ESC -- Open Start menu

     3. ALT+TAB -- Switch between open programs

     4. ALT+F4 -- Quit program

     5. SHIFT+DELETE -- Delete item permanently

     6. Windows Logo+L -- Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Key combinations while writing on Windows

     1. CTRL+C -- Copy

     2. CTRL+X -- Cut

     3. CTRL+V -- Paste

     4. CTRL+Z -- Undo

     5. CTRL+B -- Bold

     6. CTRL+U -- Underline

     7. CTRL+I -- Italic

General keyboard-only commands.

     1. F1 -- Starts Windows Help

     2. F10 -- Activates menu bar options

     3. SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object

     4. CTRL+ESC -- Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)


     5. CTRL+ESC or ESC -- Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)

     6. CTRL+SHIFT+ESC -- Opens Windows Task Manager

     7. ALT+DOWN ARROW -- Opens a drop-down list box

    8. ALT+TAB -- Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)

     9. SHIFT -- Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature

   10. ALT+SPACE -- Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)

   11.ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) -- Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)

    12. CTRL+TAB -- Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program

    13. ALT+underlined letter in menu -- Opens the menu

    14. ALT+F4 -- Closes the current window

    15. CTRL+F4 -- Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window

   16. ALT+F6 -- Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shortcuts for Selected Objects

     1. F2 -- Rename object

     2. F3 -- Find all files

     3. CTRL+X -- Cut

     4. CTRL+C -- Copy

     5. CTRL+V -- Paste

     6. SHIFT+DELETE -- Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin

     7. ALT+ENTER -- Open the properties for the selected object

General folder/shortcut controls

    1. F4 -- Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)

     2. F5 -- Refreshes the current window.

     3. F6 -- Moves among panes in Windows Explorer

     4. CTRL+G -- Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)

     5. CTRL+Z -- Undo the last command

     6. CTRL+A -- Select all the items in the current window

     7. BACKSPACE -- Switch to the parent folder

     8. SHIFT+click+Close button -- For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Shortcuts to control properties

     1. CTRL+TAB / CTRL+SHIFT+TAB -- Move through the property tabs

Dialog box keyboard commands

     1. TAB -- Move to the next control in the dialog box

     2. SHIFT+TAB -- Move to the previous control in the dialog box

    3. SPACEBAR -- If the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this  toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.

     4. ENTER -- Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)

     5. ESC -- Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button

     6. ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item -- Move to the corresponding item

Shortcuts on Microsoft Natural Keyboard

     1. Windows Logo -- Start menu

     2. Windows Logo+R -- Run dialog box

     3. Windows Logo+M -- Minimize all

     4. SHIFT+Windows Logo+M -- Undo minimize all

     5. Windows Logo+F1 -- Help

     6. Windows Logo+E -- Windows Explorer

     7. Windows Logo+F -- Find files or folders

     8. Windows Logo+D -- Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop

     9. CTRL+Windows Logo+F -- Find computer

   10. CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB -- Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)

    11. Windows Logo+TAB -- Cycle through taskbar buttons

    12. Windows Logo+Break -- System Properties dialog box

    13. Application key -- Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Source: WikiHow

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