Microsoft Touch Mouse, a new device created exclusively for Windows 7, was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The mouse you see today is the best input device for Windows 7. It does everything you’re used to doing with a mouse, but also adds gestures with one, two or three fingers. The gestures work like this:
- One Finger lets you manage the content of a document or webpage – moving one finger lets you precisely scroll in any direction and hyperscroll through long documents with a quick flick of your finger, while using your thumb lets you move back/forward easily through your internet browser.
- Two Fingers lets you manage multiple windows by maximizing, minimizing, restoring, and snapping them side-by-side.
- Three Fingers lets you navigate the whole desktop – three fingers up to display all of your open windows for easy task switching or three fingers down for clearing the desktop entirely.
Here is a video to demonstrate just how this works – take a look: