Mouse Feature Compatibility

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Or check to see how specific Mouse and Keyboard features work with Windows 8:

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Feature

Windows 8

Windows RT

Start screen

Desktop

Start screen

Desktop

Left Button

m_leftbutton See full image
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Click

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Click

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Click

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Click

Right Button

m_rightbutton See full image
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Right Click

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Right Click

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Right Click

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Right Click

Wheel Button

m_wheelbutton See full image
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Scroll

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Scroll

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Scroll

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Scroll

Left Side Button

m_leftsidebutton See full image
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Performs Back function in Internet Explorer

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Performs Back function in Internet Explorer

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Not Compatible

Right Side Button

m_rightsidebutton See full image
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Performs Forward function in Internet Explorer

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Performs Forward function in Internet Explorer

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Not Compatible

Middle Tap

m_middletap See full image
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Enable free scrolling

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Not Compatible on Start Screen; Application dependent

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Not Compatible

Bottom Button

m_bottom_button See full image
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PageDown

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PageDown; App-dependent

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PageDown

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PageDown

Top Button

m_top_button See full image
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PageUp

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PageUp; App-dependent

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PageUp

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PageUp

Large Thumb Button

m_lg_thumbbutton See full image
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Performs Back function in Internet Explorer

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Performs Back function in Internet Explorer

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Not Compatible

Small Thumb Button

m_sm_thumbbutton See full image
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Performs Forward function in Internet Explorer

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Performs Forward function in Internet Explorer

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Not Compatible

1 Finger Swipe Horizontal

m_1finger_swipe_h See full image
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Scroll

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Not Compatible

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Not Compatible

1 Finger Swipe Vertical

m_1finger_swipe_v See full image
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Scroll

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Scroll

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Scroll

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Scroll

Thumb Swipe Down

m_htumbdown_swipe See full image
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Performs Back function in Internet Explorer

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IE/Explorer back; App-dependent

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Not Compatible

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Not Compatible

Thumb Swipe Up

m_htumbup_swipe See full image
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Performs Forward function in Internet Explorer

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IE/Explorer forward; App-dependent

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Not Compatible

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Not Compatible

2 Finger Swipe Up

m_2finger_swipe_up See full image
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Minimizes

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Vertical Scroll Up

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Vertical Scroll Up

2 Finger Swipe Down

m_2finger_swipe_down See full image
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Maximizes

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Vertical Scroll Down

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Vertical Scroll Down

2 Finger Swipe Left

m_2finger_swipe_left See full image
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Displays Windows 8 charms

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Scroll Up

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Scroll Up

2 Finger Swipe Right

m_2finger_swipe_right See full image
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Switch through open apps

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Scroll Down

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Scroll Down

3 Finger Swipe Down

m_3finger_swipe_down See full image
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Zoom out/Maximizes all apps

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Vertical Scroll Up

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Vertical Scroll Up

3 Finger Swipe Up

m_3finger_swipe_up See full image
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Zoom in/Minimizes all apps

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No Action on Desktop; App-dependent

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Vertical Scroll Down

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Vertical Scroll Down

* With Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.1 Software, some features are application dependent

Note regarding products not shown in the dropdown above:
Many Microsoft Hardware products that don't state Windows 8 system requirements will at least have basic functionality in Windows 8, however advanced functionality may not be available.

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