How-to: Mice

How do I use my Touch mouse?

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Made exclusively for Windows 7 and Windows 8, the Touch Mouse makes tasks fluid and intuitive, with less effort. It has a contoured shape that fits comfortably in your hand, and includes built-in BlueTrack Technology® so that you can use it virtually anywhere.
It features a large touch-sensitive surface with horizontal and vertical scrolling, so you can swiftly navigate long documents and Web pages. You can use one-, two- and three-finger movements (gestures) that are optimised for window management tasks such as snapping, moving, minimising and maximising, and switching between tasks. It also includes a thumb gesture that enables you to go forward and backward.
While the Touch Mouse lets you interact with your PC in a whole new way, you can still point and click as you would with your old mouse while getting comfortable with the Touch gestures.

Watch a demo

To watch a demo of how Touch Mouse responds to gestures (finger movements), click here for a demonstration.

Use Touch mouse gestures

Windows 8 gestures

Windows 7 gestures

Slide three fingers to zoom.
Slide forward to zoom in.
Slide back to zoom out.

Slide three fingers to manage the desktop.
Slide forward to show all open windows.
Slide back to hide all open windows.

Slide two fingers to manage apps.
Slide left to display Windows 8 charms.
Slide right to switch through open apps.
Slide forward/back to show app commands.

Slide two fingers to manage apps.
Slide right to snap a window.
Slide left to unsnap a window.
Slide forward to maximize/restore a window.
Slide back to minimize/restore a window.

Slide or flick one finger to manage content.
Slide in any direction to scroll.
Flick in any direction to scroll quickly.

Slide or flick one finger to manage content.
Slide in any direction to scroll and pan.
Flick in any direction to scroll quickly.

Slide your thumb to move through apps.
Slide right to go forward.
Slide left to go back.

Slide your thumb to move through apps.
Slide right to go forward.
Slide left to go back.

Reassign mouse buttons

IntelliPoint software provides default commands for all of the mouse buttons. You can reassign some buttons to different commands or keyboard shortcuts to better fit your work style. You can also disable buttons you might press accidentally, such as the wheel button. For more information, see How do I reassign mouse buttons?

Store the transceiver

When you turn off the mouse, you can either keep the transceiver plugged into your computer’s USB port or store it in the storage space on the underside of the mouse.

Use the extension cable

Use the extension cable with a desktop to reduce radio interference and improve mouse performance. You do not need this cable if you are using a laptop.

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