how do i turn off arrow keys moving mouse pointer?

i don't want my mouse pointer to move with me tapping my arrow keys. it makes navigating the sites/games i usually play SUPER frustrating. i've been trying to find the option to turn it off but the only help articles i can find are about Mouse Keys, which ive never turned on before because its useless to me. PLEASE help
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This Google query turns up quite a few articles on how to do it:

disable Windows arrow keys

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Hi God. I'm Greg, an installation specialist, 10 year Windows MVP, and Guardian Moderator here to help you.

See ways to turn off arrow keys moving mouse cursor:
https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000542.htm

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

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Do you have Microsoft Paint running? I was having the same issue, and that turned out to be the culprit. MS Paint has a feature that lets you move its pointer with the arrow keys, but this seems to get stuck sometimes so that even when it's minimized the arrows will still control the pointer. Closing all instances of paint fixed the problem for me, so hopefully it will work for you, too.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  This has been driving me nuts for the last few days.

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Thank you! Closing Paint Helped! Thank you! : ) : )

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Thanks so much this was driving me insane.

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Holy ****, thanks so much. That was super annoying.

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Do you have Microsoft Paint running? I was having the same issue, and that turned out to be the culprit. MS Paint has a feature that lets you move its pointer with the arrow keys, but this seems to get stuck sometimes so that even when it's minimized the arrows will still control the pointer. Closing all instances of paint fixed the problem for me, so hopefully it will work for you, too.
Just want to mention that I come back to this post regularly to find this fix. Thanks!

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this fixed not only that problem but also

my mouse was double clicking on single clicks.

thanks!

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Thanks you so much!!!!! I also had a same problem.

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