Is it somehow possible to use two mice in Windows 7? I think this could be useful; like using two fingers on a multi touch display...
You're looking for TeamPlayer.
yes, you can use two mice in MS Windows and have two cursors - if you like.
just check out EitherMouse http://www.eithermouse.com
Freeware, no ads, no nags.
it works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.
- swap buttons
- mirror cursors
- set mouse speed
- set double click speed
- set scroll wheel lines
I haven't tried it myself but Pluralinput looks to be another option.
Microsoft Touch SDK has this functionality.
Maybe this project on codeplex will be helpfully - http://multitouchvista.codeplex.com/
I have been using two mice alternating (one on each side of my keyboard) for ergonomic reasons. Windows 7 allowed for this just fine for 2 years until a month ago or so, That is when the one on the left started to execute a double click if I clicked once. It also highlighted a whole word if I only wanted to place the cursor in a certain spot.
I asked my office professional for another mouse to check if this was a hardware issue - Nope! Same thing again. That's when I ran into EitherMouse and downloaded it. Alas, life is good again! No more crazy mouse behaviour.
I was looking for collaborative screen sharing with two mice - found Screenhero . Free for now as it is in beta. Good times.
I Considered all of the above Apps that claim to do this task. The BEST, most TRANSPARENT, USER FRIENDLY, SMALL LEARNING CURVE app was Plural Input
Currently in Beta Version but very good.
- Download and Install Plural Input
- Make sure Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is installed too.
- Install Plural Input Drivers over your existing additional mouse driver under: Control Panel >> Device Manager >> Mice & other pointing devices.
- You will find the Driver under C:\Program Files (x86)\Pluralinput\Driver
- Install Correct Driver! Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 have their own 32 and 64 bit driver
- Setup Plural input
- Run Plural Input
Download the free GlovePIE. Its website states:
You can even use it to control multiple mouse pointers with multiple mice.
You can use Microsoft Multi-Point SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-sdk/ , for people who have basic developer/math skills) or Mouse Mischief (http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief/en-us/default.aspx) for those who are teachers. P.S. never can you have two mouse cursors because usually the application draws them not the windows OS. I am researching this for my Kinect project here which will emulate multiple mice device and input to them from multiple Kinect users: http://kinectmultipoint.codeplex.com. Keep checking up on it because I am researching a better method then Microsoft's DSF(Device simulation framework) to do so. For the most part, the Kinect code is close to working but I am still working on the mouse simulation part.
May I suggest a different approach, Multi User OS Interaction. Associating the control of different process's to multiple windows sessions. Implementing a shared desktop solution for windows, that would allow multiple windows sessions to share one desktop. Obviously every aspect of the OS should be accounted for this to work correctly. Multiuser OS development could allow interaction to work over remote sessions. This could greatly improve final value to high end multiprocessor hardware. Or multiscreen multiplayer game functionality.