, pub-5769274547049626, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

How Do I Use My Windows Laptop With Keyboard Only

There are 2 important reasons why you should know how to use your laptop with only the keyboard.  The first and most obvious is when you are having problems with your laptop mousepad when it malfunction or was damaged altogether.  Another one is as a techie then you want to get into your laptop without wasting too much time with the mousepad.  in this topic, I’m going to show you step by step to navigate your laptop with only the keyboard.

How  to Use Laptop With Only Keyboard On windows

Follow these easy tips to use your laptop without the mousepad anytime.

Switch Between Entering text and giving Command

To switch between entering text and giving commands with keys press the  ALT  key, but wait, what of if you have Two on your laptop?  then,  the one you are going to be using is the left side of your laptop keyboard, that’s if your keyboard has two  ALT keys on it.

 A Quick Note Here

Sometimes you might also need to hold the Alt down while pressing the letter, that is how it works oftentimes.

  Switch Among Different Objects.

  • To move or switch among different objects within the system, use  this one here:
  • Press and hold the  SHIFT key +plus  the ALT key at the same time.
  •  Then if you like what the does or if it switches in the opposite or if what the tab does is switch among opposite items,  what you can do is  Hold the ALT down while pressing Tab to switch among windows.

The Arrow  key

The  Arrow key is used to navigate among items group,   with the  Arrow key Tab would switch between the group.

Here is  how you  use a laptop  with a keyboard only Brought to you by Nirdfirst TV

Letter And Numbers On Your Laptop Keyboard

The ALT key has to be pressed first sometimes or a combination of both, to use the letter and number key on the laptop.  You can also choose an inactive item on the window that has letters on it.

SPACE   key

The SPACE  key is usually useful to activate the currently highlighted item.

ESC key

The ESC key on your laptop is used to cancel the function or close the active dialog box.

An important note is that the keypresses go to the active window. Other windows can be visible at the same time, but only one of them is active at a time and will get the keypresses


While the ENTER key is used to activate the default option in the window, and sometimes its use to activate the currently highlighted item.

 How to Navigate Window Using the keyboard?

So,  how do you navigate your window using only a keyboard?

  • On Windows 7 and 10 you can navigate all-around by simply pressing the   WINDOWS key the START menu will pop up.
  •  While the Start Screen is used for Windows 8 and 8.1  versions.
  •  Then you can use the arrow keys to move around and start typing to search your computer on Windows 7 and 10.
  •  Like I said earlier if you want to switch between icons on your laptop screen you can use the TAB key
  • That is icons on the Taskbar, and the system tray or you may want to try pressing the   WIN + B  at the same time that will let you to the notification area as well as between text boxes and links in Web pages.

 Quick note here

Get ready to clean the system tray if it’s getting clumsy.


Pressing  ALT + TAB will let you switch between open programs; CTRL + TAB to switch between tabs in your browser, while the  SPACE  key will help you scroll down in between items or webpages.


However,  to go back hold SHIFT+SPACE keys at the same to go back up,


PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN work the as same the ARROW key and even faster than the arrow keys.

ALT + F4

Pressing  both the ALT + F4 will close the current window

Windows + UP

Pressing the  WINDOWS+ UP will maximize the current window.

Can We Fake The  Mouse?

Yes, you can but not 100%  though, and no perfect way to perform a left-click.

Pressing  SPACE or ENTER will work for clicking a button or confirming a dialog box, but not perfectly.

  Right-Click  Performance

There are 2   options available to perform the right-click.

1st Option

This may not work for you so put that at the back of your mind, though many programs don’t respond to keyboard requests for a right-click context menu, nevertheless, you can try the combination of SHIFT + F10  to perform right-click command.

2nd Option

Though you may not find it on your laptop or keyboard, the second method includes the  MENU key situated between the right side ALT and CTRL keys. This key’s sole function is to perform a right-click.

Control The  Cursor Using the Keyboard Numbers

Move your mouse  cursor around  by using the  numbers on  your laptop  keyboard, here is how to do that :

 Go to Ease of Access Center under Make the Keyboard Easier to Use

Check the box Turn on Mouse Keys.

This will let you use the number keypad to move the pointer around you can change the acceleration and toggle and other features also.

How do I navigate the menus using only a keyboard on a Mac

To navigate the menus  using  only your keyboard  on mac  follow this method :

To get started Press the combination of  CTRL +F2    at the same time

or better still, you can try pressing CTRL +FN+F2   keys at the same time.

If the Mac has the default settings this will move the focus to the top left of the menu bar

Then you can use the cursors to navigate the menu.

Conclusion: How Do I Use My Windows laptop with  Keyboard Only.

These are helpful tips to use your windows laptop without a mouse pad using only the keyboard, and no matter what the problem is stopping you from using your mousepad or maybe you are a tech-savvy individual.  The easy tips shared here will definitely help you navigate easily and fast.

Hope this post helps you and  If you have any question comment or anything concerning this topic please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. If this post helps you please share it with others thanks.

Click Here To Read Related Article =======>>>>>Why my laptop typing  by itself> 


Leave a Comment

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Save settings
Cookies settings