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Sup ya’ll - hoping everyone had a good weekend.

Sometimes, it's completely okay to admit that sometimes we're just lost when it comes to tech. Myself included.

Today, I'm about to share something that's been around for years but somehow has escaped my radar.

It's called "Mouse Keys" — an obscure yet liberating feature that allows users to control the mouse pointer through keyboard keys.

To most of you, this might sound like a feature that’s been hiding right under your fingertips, and that's because it has been.

Mac has a secret - It's Mouse Keys

So, what are Mouse Keys?

Forget about using tabs to navigate from one field to another and using the space bar to scroll down the page.

With Mouse Keys, you can ditch your mouse and control your pointer with a finesse you never knew existed.

You can activate the Mouse Keys feature on your Mac by following these steps:

  1. You can activate the Mouse Keys feature on your Mac by following these steps:

  2. Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen.

  3. Select "System Preferences" from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click on "Accessibility."

  5. In the left-hand side panel, scroll down and select "Pointer Control."

  6. Click on the "Alternative Control Methods" tab.

  7. Check the box next to "Enable Mouse Keys."

  8. You can further customize the Mouse Keys feature by clicking on the "Options..." button

Remember, when Mouse Keys is active, you can use the numeric keypad on your keyboard to move your cursor. If your keyboard doesn't have a numeric keypad, you can press the "fn" (function) key and the keys with small numbers.

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Get ready for a major leap in Xbox hardware! Microsoft is teasing exciting developments for its next-generation console, promising the largest technical advancement yet. Find out what unique features and devices the company has in store for gamers.

Hey there! Running out of space on your Google account? Well, researchers have just discovered a groundbreaking technique that can fit up to a petabit of data onto a single optical disk. Intrigued? Read on to find out more!

Google's AI model, Gemini, has paused its ability to generate images of people after users pointed out that it was making historically inaccurate images of people, including racially diverse Nazi-era German soldiers. The company is working to address the issue and will re-release an improved version soon.

Hey there! Did you know that Google has struck a content licensing deal with a major AI company? This deal has raised questions about Reddit's visibility in Google search results and whether it's related to the agreement. Find out more about this intriguing partnership and its implications in our latest article.

Wireless customers across the country experienced outages this morning, leading to speculation and conspiracy theories about the cause. Find out why some people are connecting the disruptions to a popular Netflix movie and what experts have to say about it.

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Alright folks, this is where I wrap it up. I need to get some sleep. As always, my door is always open. Reply to this email and say hi. Always happy to talk shop.

-Kevin 

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