Overview

MouseKeys++ is a free and open source Windows program that emulates mouse movement from the keyboard. The intended use is for those with physical disabilities who can’t grasp, drag, nor click using a physical mouse. It can also be used for anyone on systems that have bad USB ports, corrupted mouse drivers, terminal applications, and so on.

MouseKeys++ is a replacement for Windows’ built-in accessibility feature called MouseKeys. It’s terribly slow, lacks basic features, and has not been updated for over 10 years despite many outcries to Microsoft to improve it. No reply whatsoever means that it’s “good enough”, while anyone that uses it knows it’s not.@

MouseKeys++ is to MouseKeys as what Notepad++ is to Notepad.

Features

  • Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 moves up, 7 moves up and left, 4 moves left, etc.
  • Simple mouse clicking – 5 is a left click, minus is a right click
  • Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move
  • Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move
  • Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 moveDirectional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move
  • Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move
  • Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move
  • Directional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 moveDirectional to move the mouse – The defaults are the numpad keys. 8 move

Screenshots

Installation

MouseKeys++ was built with AutoHotKey, which is a scripting language to automate tasks, create apps, create macros, etc. MouseKeys++ comes in 2 versions – the source which requires AutoHotKey, and a compiled .exe which does not. Both versions are available on GitHub at https://github.com/DarthBrento/MouseKeysPlusPlus.

How to …

… use it directly

  1. Download the MouseKeys++.exe file.
  2. Run it. (It’s that simple!)

… compile it yourself

  1. Download Autohotkey
  2. Download the source (.ahk file)
  3. Download the files directory and place it with the source file
  4. Compile

Support

The development and on-going updates to MouseKeys++ are currently done by a single developer that I (DJQuad) contacted to see if he would be interested in this project. Ben not only was interested to help the disabled community with this, but he has dedicated untold hours developing MouseKeys++.

Please consider sending him a donation as a thank you for helping the disabled community, particularly if it helps you. It helps us make our computers more accessible and therefore as a community, more productive.