The new Windows 10 Creators Update introduced a lot of great new features and many other interesting smaller additions, such as new virtual touchpad.
Virtual Touchpad can be used as a trackpad to control a PowerPoint or another type of presentation when a mouse, touchpad, or a presentation clicker is not available. You might have found yourself in a situation where you need to do an important PowerPoint presentation and end up forgetting the mouse or maybe you do have a peripheral to control it but it’s not working. This is where the on-screen virtual touchpad experience comes in handy.
As you enable this feature, you’ll get an all-new virtual touchpad experience like a traditional trackpad, including with a right and left button. This can also be really helpful when you need to make precision selections on apps or websites that aren’t very touch-friendly.
The touchpad isn’t enabled by default, but you can easily enable this feature using the following steps:
It looks just like a trackpad on a laptop with similar visuals and two associated buttons with it for input. It can also be moved around the screen with ease for those that prefer it in a different location.
The best part is that you can also customize the virtual touchpad with the same settings available for a physical touchpad. The feature also supports gestures, such as three-finger and four-finger gestures to switch apps, show desktop and multitasking view. You can also tap, swipe, pinch to zoom, control sensitivity and more.
To customize the virtual touchpad, do the following:
You can easily control the options for scroll and zoom, such as drag two fingers to scroll and pinch to zoom. The on-screen touchpad even includes the customization for swipes (up, down, left and right) using three-finger gestures. However, if you don’t see the “Show touchpad button” option it’s probably because you’re not running the Windows 10 Creators Update.