SmartClick is designed to allow any user that can operate a pointing device (mouse, trackball, serial joystick, headmouse, single switch, etc), but cannot click the pointing device buttons, to have the computer do mouse button functions for them. Double-clicks, right-clicks, drags, and keyboard options are just the beginning. Useful features such as Auto-Repeat (mouse clicks or up/down arrows), Close Window, and Escape key add even more capabilities. So if you can move the mouse cursor (whether by mouse, trackball, joystick, laser-eye tracker, or any other means), you can completely run & operate Windows quickly & easily!
If all you can do is point (i.e. move) the mouse cursor, then you can completely operate Windows with SmartClick! SmartClick clicks (or triggers other selectable actions) by hovering the pointer (mouse cursor) over a target within the Jitter Distance for the Dwell Time. While intended primarily for users that cannot use (or have difficulty using) buttons or switches, but can still move the mouse cursor via mouse, trackball, joystick, eye-tracker, etc.; SmartClick also provides features for users that can single-click, but can not double-click; and touchscreen/stylus users that need access to double-clicks, middle-click, right-clicks, drags, etc.
SmartClick uses the concept of dwell (or hover timer). By moving the mouse cursor to a particular point on the screen, a user-settable dwell timer begins counting down. If the mouse cursor is not moved within the dwell timer period, the selected action is triggered. By default, SmartClick sends a left-click (selection click), but also provides up to 17 additional functions on a customizable palette of actions, such as double-click, drag, middle-click, right-click, move, Activate/Idle, etc., etc.
SmartClick has a user-settable Jitter distance that provides a buffer zone for users that shake or jitter the mouse while hovering.
Download a demo - we strongly recommend that users try any of our enhancement software by using it with our free, limited run-time demos. Everything is contained in the demo, including context sensitive help, advanced notes, configuration options, details, feature list, etc., etc.
No - everything you need is included with SmartClick for all versions of Windows. Your pointing device may require special software from the manufacturer - check with the device's manufacturer for more information.
No - all software released by IMG is considered to be Windows applications, and operates above the hardware drivers - there is no possibility of conflict.
The demo runs for about an hour, and then pops up a "Demo" window, and will not operate unless it is closed & restarted. The licensed version runs without this interruption.
Unlike shareware based or grant funded products, which cannot provide sufficient income to maintain a full-time company with adequate test and support capabilities (because the developer is holding down a full-time job, or the grant period ends), IMG has been providing onscreen keyboards and pointing device utilities since 1993. A large part of our business is in developing utilities that are ultimately bundled by pointing devices manufacturers under their own name. With international distribution on every continent, IMG's products are used by consumers, corporations, commercial and industrial manufacturers, educational institutions, and government agencies worldwide. This means quality products, with quality support, and timely updates.
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