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I'm the owner of a Microsoft touch mouse and like it a lot. However it seems that it stops working when I startup Visual Studio 2012 under admin privileges. I read somewhere that I also need to start ipoint.exe under admin rights but that doesn't seem to do the trick.

Anyone else has an idea?

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I would just suggest try getting rid of ipoint.exe its just a waste processing power. –  Ramhound May 24 '13 at 11:34
    
@Ramhound and what would be an alternative be for the gestures of my touch mouse in that case? –  XIII May 26 '13 at 6:19
    
At the very least you can confirm if that process is the reason its not working. If it then does work you can report the problem to Microsoft. If you report it before Update 3 is release it might be fixed. –  Ramhound May 26 '13 at 15:45
    
Alas, this problem still exists in VS2013 and with a Microsoft Touch Mouse –  PandaWood May 23 at 3:16
    
I switched to the Logitech T650 touchpad :-). –  XIII May 28 at 7:51

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I have solved this problem with the touch gestures in admin applications by creating a Task Scheduler activity.

First I removed the ordinary startup of IPoint.exe as it doesn't work for applications running as admin.

Use the Windows Task Scheduler and create a new activity with the following properties:

  • Start at user login
  • Action set to start application c:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe
  • Run with highest privilege

This will make the mouse touch gestures work in all applications running as a normal user and in admin privilege applications.

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