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How to turn on Mouse Keys

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I would like to be able to assign a key on my keyboard to be equivalent to a left mouse click. How can I do this? I'm almost positive you need to buy a new mouse.

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OS X has limited options for simulating mouse clicks applescript falls short in this department , but this might help you with the mouse click part: hints. In your Stack Overflow duplicate , you said you could also use a programmatic solution using AppleScript or Cocoa. Why not here?

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To be clear though - I am happy with a programmatic solution! Yes, it's possible.

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In "Preferences" - "Keyboard" - "Add new shortcut", and in actions, select "leftclick". Stacey Hanson Stacey Hanson 4 4 silver badges 10 10 bronze badges.


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    Select the On radio button for Mouse Keys. Use the following keys on your numeric keypad to control the pointer: 8 will move the pointer up 4 will move the pointer to the left 6 will move the pointer to the right 2 will move the pointer down 7, 9, 1 and 3 will move the pointer diagonally 5 will perform a click If you use a laptop that does not have a numeric keypad, you can still the Mouse Keys feature, but you will need to press the Num Lock key first.

    The Mouse Keys feature has the following options: Press the Option key five times to turn Mouse Keys on and off: creates a keyboard shortcut to activate Mouse Keys. Initial Delay: use the slider to set the delay before the pointer will start to move when you press a Mouse Key.


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