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TouchCursor

By Rare Pebble Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 23, 2009

TouchCursor offers users an alternative to moving their mouse around to select items on screen. Thanks to its simple layout and functionality, this niche program will find a home with keyboard lovers.

The program's interface was delightfully simple, ushering users through a bare-bones configuration. Users who have never even set up a program like this will likely be able to move easily through everything and use its key commands. Any questions can be directed to a comprehensive Help file. Using TouchCursor was as simple as we hoped. Users need only hold down the space bar and hit the designated key to move your cursor around the screen. We were pleased to see this tool function when we needed it and it didn't bother us when we were going about other business. While not a necessity for every computer user, we can certainly see this program being utilized with success by mouse haters. The program's biggest feature is its ability to edit commands. We were pleased to find that changing commands and creating new ones was a matter of a few options in the configuration file. Results were fast and accurate, which makes it a great option.

TouchCursor comes with an ample, 30-day trial. We foresee it being a great download for those who need to work fast and not bother with a mouse.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.0 build 728

Version 1.6.0 build 728 Enables mapping to/from Browser, Volume, Media and Launch keys.

General

Release March 26, 2009
Date Added February 21, 2008
Version 1.6.0 build 728

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,849
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

TouchCursor puts the cursor keys conveniently under the fingers of touch typists - on the home row of the keyboard. It cleverly uses the space bar like an extra Shift key to turn the letter keys into cursor keys, allowing one-handed operation and combination with Shift, Ctrl, and Alt - Just like the normal cursor keys, but with much less hand movement. TouchCursor works with all Windows programs, providing the same functionality in Word, Notepad, e-mail clients or anything else. In addition to speeding up text editing it can make keyboard navigation of menus and auto-complete lists more convenient. Used on a laptop, it can replace awkwardly positioned cursor keys.

Version 1.6.0 build 728 Enables mapping to/from Browser, Volume, Media and Launch keys.

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