If you happened to pick up Microsoft's new Surface Mobile Mouse, whether alongside a Surface Go or on its own, you can now customize the way it works with Microsoft's Mouse and Keyboard Center software. The app recently received an update, which adds the Surface Mobile Mouse to its list of supported devices, along with DPI configuration for the Microsoft Arc Mouse and Surface Arc Mouse.
From Microsoft's release notes:
- Supports Microsoft Surface Mobile Mouse
- Supports Microsoft Arc Mouse and Surface Arc Mouse DPI configuration
If you haven't given Mouse and Keyboard Center a shot yet, it acts as a way for you to customize and tailor the way your mouse and keyboard function. You can use the app to quickly give your device a custom name and change what each button does, including the mouse wheel behavior. Personalized DPI settings are also available for a number of mice, so you can change the way your cursor responds to your movements on the fly.
Additionally, the app sports a section for app-specific settings. Customizing these allows you to make the mouse buttons perform different actions depending on the program you're currently using. As Microsoft explains in its own example, you could set one button to activate digital ink in PowerPoint, but run a macro when in a game.
If you're already using Mouse and Keyboard Center, the latest update is available now. If you want to try it out, you can grab the app from Microsoft now. A large selection of Microsoft mice and keyboards are compatible with the app, but you can view a full list at Microsoft as well.
And if you're curious about the Surface Mobile Mouse, the diminutive clicker is available to order now for $34.99 in three colors.
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Thanks for letting us know that there's this nice program called Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center.
Yeah haha I got 2 sets of the MIcrosoft Designer bluetooth keyboard + mouse (which is the same model as the surface mobile mouse) but never knew that this program exist. Edit: Which isn't supported…. odd let me check this out.
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Dang - the x86 STILL will NOT install on a Snapdragon system Fails with error 1603. (Lenovo Miix 630) - Can someone WC please tell them to FIX their install program? PLEASE
The really ridiculous thing is that Mouse and Keyboard Center isn't in the Store.
Agreed! This looks like a WPF application (similar to Zune now that I think about it). At this point I don't know that Microsoft has any reason to not release their applications to their own store, for their products! The store had to be around when development began, and even if it wasn't, there is still the option for the win32 bridge that would allow them to release it in the store.
Doesn't work for Windows 10 S, which came with the Surface Go, which is the device this mouse is targeted at
are they available in india
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