TouchMousePointer – virtual touchpad for Windows 8 and 8.1
Start screen and modern apps in Windows 8 are very convenient to use on the tablet, and it is quite logical, given that the operating system was developed with an eye on touch input. However, when the user of the sensor device returns to the desktop, the problems begin.
The traditional Windows interface is still not up to the end optimized for a touch interface, and many interface elements are so small that you can’t always get a finger in need of them. Of course, the tablet can connect a mouse, but this option is not always convenient, especially when you want to work sitting on the sofa, for example. Fortunately, there is one really effective solution to this problem. It is TouchMousePointer.
This third-party app that adds to the Windows desktop a virtual touchpad with two buttons that functions as a hardware touchpad in laptops.
When the application is installed you will notice on your taskbar a new icon. If you click on it, will appear on the screen panel, which consists of the touchpad in the center (for cursor control) and two buttons (left and right). By default, the touchpad is displayed in the right part of the screen, but, of course, its position can be changed easily.
To access the app settings, you must right-click the above mentioned icon. This will open a context menu where you should select «Setting».
The position of the touchpad is configured at the tab «Current mode». In the «Side» of the touch panel can be displayed left, right, top or bottom. In the «Float» position is arbitrary (i.e. you can pull the touchpad anywhere on the screen), and in the mode «Full screen» the touchpad is set to full screen.
Other settings TouchMousePointer determine how to respond to your actions. For example, you can determine how it should react on single or double pressing and long strokes.
In a few words: if you have a tablet with Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1) and you experience inconvenience when working in desktop mode, TouchMousePointer can be your Savior and a useful addition to the operating system.
The application works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 8.1. Also note that TouchMousePointer will not work on Windows RT devices.
TouchMousePointer from the developer’s site