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Mouse and Keyboard Support on Xbox One

Use wired USB mice and keyboards for navigation in select games and apps, and—with a keyboard—getting around on Xbox.

Note Xbox supports the use of mouse and keyboard in some games and apps, but it doesn’t work for every game or app. The game or app publisher must enable this feature for their content.

Mouse support

Wired USB mice will work only in select games and apps that have enabled mouse navigation. Check your games to see if they offer mouse input.

Configure your mouse in Settings > Kinect & devices. There are options for pointer speed and swapping primary and secondary mouse buttons.

Note:

  • You can’t use a mouse on Home or within the Xbox user interface while navigating the dashboard.
  • You’ll need to use your controller to configure your mouse. Settings does not support mouse interaction.
  • A mouse will not work in Edge, which already has an on-screen cursor.

Keyboard support

Plug a USB keyboard into your Xbox for getting around the console and easy text entry.

Function Controller input Keyboard key
Move to next element N/A Tab
Move to previous element N/A Shift+Tab
Open the guide Xbox button Windows button
Select A Space, Enter
Back B Escape, Backspace
Open search Y Y
Open menu Menu button Win+M
Change view View button Win+V
Up Left stick up , D-pad up Up arrow
Down Left stick down, D-pad down Down arrow
Left Left stick left, D-pad left Left arrow
Right Left stick right, D-pad right Right arrow

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