Tag Archives: pointing devices

Quick note: Wireless/Bluetooth Kensington Expert trackball

Someone asked about typing on a tablet with a trackball. Until dwell clicking gets the bugs worked out (Therapy Box’s Mouse Trak) or doesn’t require specialized purchases (Unique Perspectives’ Dwell Click), your best bet is something like a switch-adapted L-trac … Continue reading

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Stop mouse settings from reverting in Windows 10: X Mouse Button Control

When I’m not using speech recognition, I’m using my trackball. My trackball drives everything, including my on-screen keyboard. Also, some of Dragon’s mouse commands rely on the Windows mouse settings. Therefore, I was rather peeved when I discovered that a … Continue reading

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“Touch typing” with an on-screen keyboard: Virtual Keyboard meets Window Eyes

Note: The following will not work for typing in scan mode–only for a pointing device and a switch assigned to clicking. However, if your pointing device emulates a mouse using switches, that will work. I posted before that I had … Continue reading

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King’s Quest 3 Redux: Point-and-click/switch access goes retro

I can’t really play computer games outside of interactive fiction. That’s all right, though; I’m a word person, and playing the contemporary games reminds me of playing things like Moonmist vicariously on my neighbor’s Tandy. I was also interested in … Continue reading

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Use mouse movement as a switch action: AutoHotkey

This is a script that enables you to use your mouse or trackball as a switch, turning the movement into a click. If you move the mouse cursor anywhere on the screen, the movement will send a switch action. You … Continue reading

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Toggle a drag and drop loop: AutoHotkey

If you don’t use dwell clicking but would still like a repeating drag and drop capability, here is a script that uses an extra mouse or trackball button to toggle repeating drag locks on and off, for moving tiles in … Continue reading

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Global tweaks for Expert Mouse and others: Drag lock with AutoHotkey

When I use the trackball and onscreen keyboard, I use dwell clicking for almost everything–except precise or continuous  dragging.

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