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Microsoft Adds Windows 8 Gestures to Touch Mouse

By - Source: The Verge | B 8 comments

Owners of Microsoft's Wedge Touch Mouse won't receive update.

Ahead of Windows 8's launch on Friday, Microsoft has released new gestures for its Touch Mouse. Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 app unlocks extra functionality with the new version specifically improving keyboard and mouse support in Windows 8.

Existing Touch Mouse users will now be able to utilize a slew of multitouch gestures in Windows 8 such as two finger movements to manage applications. However, those who own Microsoft's Wedge Touch Mouse will be disappointed to hear that support for Windows 8's more comprehensive gestures hasn't been integrated.

Users can still scroll up and down and side to side, but, unfortunately, that's pretty much it. The mouse won't, for example, be able to pull up the charms bar or app commands.

Windows 8 officially launches on Friday, October 26.

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    JamesSneed , October 24, 2012 2:25 AM
    No problem, all i need is a single gesture for windows 8.
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    reprotected , October 24, 2012 3:08 AM
    *Make comment about Apple's magic mouse and lawsuit and how Apple should lose the lawsuit*
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    mouse24 , October 24, 2012 3:21 AM
    "Owners of Microsoft's Wedge Touch Mouse won't receive update."

    Now I haven't looked into the whole "touch mouse" idea but that seems really lame.
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    bystander , October 24, 2012 4:10 AM
    mouse24"Owners of Microsoft's Wedge Touch Mouse won't receive update."Now I haven't looked into the whole "touch mouse" idea but that seems really lame.


    I'm betting they mean, it won't receive an update right now, but sometime later.
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    zybch , October 24, 2012 7:49 AM
    reprotected*Make comment about Apple's magic mouse and lawsuit and how Apple should lose the lawsuit*

    What about the Tragic Macpad, I mean Magic Trackpad. Did they sell more than 10 of those things?
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    The_Trutherizer , October 24, 2012 10:18 AM
    Touch mice? These mice cost how much?
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    dxwarlock , October 24, 2012 12:34 PM
    Am I the only one that sees these are rather pointless? add gestures that you can do on the mouse, to do things you could do with a normal mouse to start with? Like:
    "You can select which gestures correspond to snapping, moving, minimizing and maximizing windows, and switching between tasks."

    I could do that before, and rather easily, with no problems with before on a standard mouse.
    So now I can use a mouse, to do tasks on top of it, that I can do using a mouse? o.O
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    Anonymous , October 25, 2012 9:57 PM
    Looks like a work in progress. Might be interesting after a few dozen revisions.