Take fine control of your cursor

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Anyone editing photos, designing documents or taking screen grabs will want to select precise areas on a computer screen — but it’s impossible to move the cursor accurately enough with a mouse. Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, though, the cursor can be moved pixel by pixel using the keyboard.

To enable this option, open the Ease of Access control panel, select the mouse control menu and tick the box labelled Turn on Mouse Keys. Save your changes, and you’ll be able to move the cursor by tiny increments up and down, left and right, using the four arrow keys on the numerical keypad.