Controling The Mouse With Arrow Keys
Hey guys and gals,
In the lab I program control systems for there is a lot of EMF interference and i guess the lenght of the mouse cord is perfect as an antenea (if I could spell). So when everything is on they have to unplug the mouse or the computer goes haywire. So I would like to put a function to where when they depress the arrow keys it moves the mouse.
There is a lot of processing going on so I can't have a routine just sit and wait to capture it...
Also I would like the enter key on the number key board to be the select. infact using the number keyboard exclusivly was what I had in mind, 8up 2 down, 4 left.
Hoping it was independent of the other arrow keys and enter.
(they have to enter in numbers and hit return)
any help would be usefull.
(if the arrow keys are not independent I was thinking of having a function key toggle the mouse control from arrow keys with cursor to arrow keys that move the mouse)
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