Add Dwell Clicking as an Ease of Access feature
Some people (like me) can't use Eye Control for various reasons. We type with trackballs or joysticks. So my question is: If you could offer Dwell Clicking for your Eye Control, why on Earth wouldn't you offer it as a global Ease of Access option? It seems like your physical accessibility options, like the Onscreen Keyboard etc., are being really neglected. There is a lot of need for improvement in this area and nothing seems to happen.
Hover or dwell over keys in the in 10 osk is not working - is this just mine or is this a wider problem?
Windows user commented
"Microsoft Accessibility (Team Manager, Microsoft Accessibility) commented · October 24, 2018
Thanks for sharing with us, we will be passing this feedback on to the engineering team. In the On-Screen Keyboard you can hover over keys to activate them by selecting Options > Hover over keys. Please continue to share your feedback so we can improve our products."
So how is this going 1 year later?
As someone who works with people with a variety of levels of mobility impairment I too would like to see dwell click as and ease of access option.
Agreed - Dwell click is built into MacOS and Android devices so why not Windows?! It could be great for so many uses who are unable to use standard mouse buttons but are able to move the cursor!
Having it running on the login screen would be great to offer another level of independence and privacy.
Just to add to previous comment. Dwell click should also work on the login screen from start-up so people who rely on this method of use can login using there password like everyone else and not have to disclose their personal passwords to 3rd parties with all the risks and loss of privacy that entails.
Its great that the OSK works on the login screen.
I agree - windows should have a built in dwell click function. It does seem odd it is on the on-screen keyboard and not available across the whole interface.
Android, and MacOS which both have this feature as an Ease of Access option. It is proably time Windows offered the same functionality.
Farivar Roshanian commented
It would be great to allow mouse click functionality like the one provided by gentlemouse which stimulate mouse click by a slight mouse movement after mouse dwells for a fixed amount of time. Unfortunately gentle mouse doesn't work well and Windows 10 and is not being updated.
I support this request. It seems inconsistent to have this function the the on screen keyboard and not have it generally available in windows.
Thanks. But for clarification, I'm talking about Dwell Clicking as it refers to clicking mouse buttons for people who can't physically click. Ie, Left, Right, Middle, Drag. Ie, you select a mouse button and then hover over your target.
Thanks for sharing with us, we will be passing this feedback on to the engineering team. In the On-Screen Keyboard you can hover over keys to activate them by selecting Options > Hover over keys. Please continue to share your feedback so we can improve our products.