Microsoft has brought a new virtual touchpad feature for Windows 10 powered desktop PCs. This latest Virtual Touchpad for Windows 10 feature is based on futuristic technology and the among the slew of new features that Microsoft is bringing onto its PC Windows 10 platform to get the OS ready for a virtual reality feature. Windows 10 running tablets enable users to consume content via portable devices, but it you’re using a Windows 10 PC desktop, you can connect it to an external display or multiple display screens with a mouse and a keyboard to morph the remote desktop experience into a PC. Also check out below how to customize virtual touchpad on Windows.
However, the way latest technology is heading, it’s decreasing user’s reliance on physical devices. What if you are in a situation when you have to deliver a presentation, control a slide show or to perform task on PC desktop with no mouse or keyboard around, but have a tablet device running on Windows 10 on you? For help users in such situations, Microsoft has launched a new virtual touchpad on Windows 10.
This virtual trackpad function is a continuation of Windows 10 Phone virtual control feature, which allows users to control Windows 10 PCs via a mobile device. And now you can also use the same virtual touchpad feature on all Windows 10 powered tablets, laptop and other devices to remotely perform tasks on desktop and laptop.
Windows 10 virtual touchpad feature is borrowed from Windows 10 Phone that when activated on PC desktop / laptop or tablet, appears in the form of a virtual touchpad icon in the lower-right corner of the Windows screen on the taskbar. With virtual trackpad on PC Windows 10 you can use touch-enabled or tablet devices to control content and perform tasks on an external monitor without the need of a physical touchpad or mouse.
See steps a guide below on how to enable virtual touchpad on Windows 10. Also, see instruction as to how to customize virtual touchpad experience according to your preferences on the Windows 10 Creators Update.
How To Enable Virtual Touchpad in Windows 10
Since the virtual touchpad experience isn’t enabled by default, you need to manually activate virtual touchpad scrolling on Windows 10 devices. Here’s how:
1 – Right-click on the taskbar to open Taskbar context menu in Windows 10.
2 – Tap the Show touchpad button option on the list.
3 – Tap the touchpad button that shows in the notification area of Windows 10.
4 – All done.
The virtual touchpad in Windows 10 can be used in the same manner you use a physical touchpad on laptops. There are a left and right click buttons in virtual touchpad just like on physical touchpad. You can move the virtual touchpad, once its enabled, anywhere on the screen to place it where its more convenient for you by pressing and holding the top of the virtual touchpad next to the close button and drag the touchpad area around to the place where you want it to appear.
Now that you’ve enabled virtual touchpad on Windows 10. Let’s see how you can customize it to get the most out of it.
How To Customize Virutal Touchpad in Windows 10
Microsoft has brought a range of customization features with the virtual toucpad for users’ convenience. You can customize the virtual toucpad using the same settings available for physical touchpad. New customization options include gesture control options, using three or four fingers gestures to switch apps, show desktop, multitask and more. Moreover, there are tap,pinch to zoom, sensitivity control, swipe and many other control options. Here’s how to customize virtual touchpad in Windows 10:
1 – Open Settings.
2 – Click on Devices.
3 – Click on Touchpad.
4 – Customize virtual toucpad settings to enable or disable the touchpad tap, zoom, gestures, scroll and more.
If the virtual touchpad option is not showing on your Windows 10 copy, it’s because you haven’t install Windows 10 Creators update yet. The Windows Creators Update is available for Windows Insiders and you get this feature from Windows 10 Build 14965 and later.
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