The following keyboard commands create an alternative to using the mouse
in Windows 2000 from Microsoft. They provide accessibliity through the
speed and ease of the keyboard. They are also good for getting any user
out of scrapes, when for some reason a mouse isn't available.
Setting Options for People Who Have Difficulty Using the Mouse
This option in the Windows 2000 Accessibility Wizard allows you to:
- Use StickyKeys so you don't have to hold down two keys at once
- Set Windows to ignore repeated keystrokes
- Set Windows to play a sound whenever you press CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, or
- Display extra keyboard help whenever it's available
- Use the numeric keypad instead of the mouse to move the mouse
- Select the size and color of the mouse cursor
- Adjust the speed of the mouse pointer
- Save settings to a file
Display the Start menu by pressing CTRL+ESC (or the
Windows logo key).
Move to Programs by pressing P.
Move to Accessories by pressing the UP ARROW or
DOWN ARROW key, then Press ENTER.
Move to Accessibility, and then press ENTER.
Move to Accessibility Wizard, and then press ENTER.
In the Welcome to the Accessibility Wizard dialog box:
In the Text Size dialog box:
Select the smallest text you can read by using the UP ARROW
and DOWN ARROW keys, then Press N.
In the Display Settings dialog box:
Select the options you want and then Press N.
In the Set Wizard Options dialog box:
Select the I have difficulty using the keyboard or mouse check box by
Press N to continue through the wizard (use the
arrow keys and ENTER to select the
In the Completing the Accessibility Wizard dialog box:
Press ENTER to save your changes and exit the wizard.
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