I have been working on my computer and my Mouse has stopped working. Its optical light is still on, but the cursor is not moving.

But i have no time fix mouse. I am in real emergency to operate the mouse. In my college times, i have heard of 'Moving and dragging mouse cursor with Keyboard keys'. But i dont know how to do that.

Anyone having knowledge about how to operate mouse cursor with Keyboard keys. Help would be appreciated.

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    Maybe just unplugging and replugging the mouse helps as well, or a reboot.
    – nohillside
    Sep 10 '12 at 6:16
  • It doesnt work on reboot. is there any shortcuts on keyboard to operate mouse cursor. Sep 10 '12 at 7:09
  • Maybe the mouse itself is broken. Think you can buy or borrow another mouse? Sep 10 '12 at 8:22
  • I dont that much time to visit market and buy a new one. Need to operate mouse now. Sep 10 '12 at 8:24
  • How do you operate your computer right now then (without the mouse)?
    – nohillside
    Sep 10 '12 at 8:32

You need to enable Mouse Keys under the Mouse & Keyboard section in the Accessibility pane in System Preferences.

This allows you to move the mouse using the keyboard number pad (hold the Option key + number pad key)

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we have had this issue for months - carried out all the tricks mentioned here and at other forums - had some temp luck but the fault always came back- last night we ran a virus scan and pick up and we removed the virus's - low and be hold the mouse has started working again. what we noted was the computer had started to slow down , not much but it was notable, the odd wierd thing would happen now and again ,then the mouse stopped working , - any way all is good now after the scan and dumping them into the trash

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