Ready to use Tap as a mouse? Get started by watching this video:
Tap Mousing Basics
Start by laying the flat pad located on the thumb loop on a flat surface. The optical mouse located next to the power on and off button should be hovering slightly over the surface. Please make sure you are using a flat surface like a desk.
This is how you swap in and out of "mouse mode" with Tap. When your mouse is on the surface you will have a different set of Tap commands. When you are ready to switch back into input mode (entering text, symbols and numbers), simply life you thumb off the surface and your Tap will automatically swap.
Adjusting Your Mouse Settings
You can adjust your mouse sensitivity in TapManager using the Mouse Sensitivity adjustment bar. You can also increase or decrease the speed at which your mouse scrolls. These changes will be saved to your Tap and will carry over to any device you use it with.
You can also disable Mouse Mode or make your Tap work as only a mouse under the INPUT settings. By default, your Tap is set to Mouse And Keyboard, but you can change this anytime!
Clicking With the Tap Mouse
When in mouse mode you can left and right click as you would with a regular mouse. To left click, tap your pointer (index) finger once. To right click, tap your middle finger once.
Middle clicking is also available and can be done by tapping your pointer (index) and ring finger (oxoxo).
Other Commands With the Tap Mouse
Here are a list of other commands you can input with the Tap in mouse mode. The open circles represent fingers you will not be tapping from thumb to pinky, and the x's represent fingers that will be tapping. For example, the symbol oooox indicates a pinky finger tap.
- Scroll Lock: oooxx (ring and pinky finger).
- Scroll Up: oooxo (ring finger).
- Scroll Down: oooox (pinky finger).
- Drag & Drop: oxxoo (index and ring finger). Tap once to enable and again to release.
Tips for Mousing
When mousing, glide your whole hand across the surface, not just your thumb. Keep your palm relaxed and level. If you are having problems mousing, try gliding your hand over a bright surface, such as a white sheet of paper.
Please note that iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) do not support mouse inputs. Mac devices do support mousing.
Please sign in to leave a comment.