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Is there a way in Linux mint to use numpad as a mouse on my desktop. I have tried shift+numlock but it did not work.

Is there a package that I must install?

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    You have to look into "Assistive Technology", "Global Access" or the like in system menus. Which desktop do you use? KDE, GNOME, …? – Runium Nov 4 '13 at 0:08
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    That's the default key binding. What is your keyboard configuration? Run the program xev, focus its window and press Shift+NumLock: what happens? What does xkbcomp :0 - | grep -C3 Pointer_EnableKeys show? – Gilles Nov 4 '13 at 21:35
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Try this:

setxkbmap -option keypad:pointerkeys

and then the combination.

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