Starting with Windows 10 build 14965, the operating system got a new Virtual Touchpad feature, which can be activated if you have a touchscreen device. Let's see what it can offer to the end user.
Virtual Touchpad is a new feature in the recently released Windows 10 build 14965, which allows the user to manage his or her device with an onscreen touchpad on the touchscreen if a second display is connected to your tablet. So it only becomes available when you are connected to another monitor, PC, or TV.
- Connect to another monitor, PC, or TV, You need to go to Action Center and tap on the “Project” Quick Action to extend your screen.
- Tap and hold on the taskbar or right click it if you have a mouse connected and select the item "Show touchpad button".
- A touchpad icon will now appear in the notification area.
Tap on it to open the virtual touchpad.
Use it just like you would use a physical touchpad to control content on the connected screen.
The following video shows the touchpad in action:
Here's the new onscreen trackpad feature for Windows 10. Designed for when you connect to a second display and don't have a mouse pic.twitter.com/yiL3uVLduS
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 9, 2016
Personally, I think this feature is useful but not so much as physical click buttons of a real touchpad that give you tactile feedback and gesture-free control.
What do you think about this new Virtual Touchpad feature? Do you find it useful? Tell us in the comments.