One Switch Mouse
One Switch Mouse is a free program that enables users to control the mouse pointer using a single switch. The technique used is particularly suited to users who have good fine motor control, but poor gross motor control, such as people with a progressive muscle wasting disease like Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).
- Enables users to control the mouse pointer on a Windows machine using the most limited option possible, one single key or mouse button or customized switch or joystick button.
- Users can move the mouse anywhere, click, double-click, right-click, and even drag-to-select.
- It can be used to control other applications, such as web browsers or media players, and use an on-screen keyboard to type.
- Suitable for people who have reasonable timing on their limited movement (i.e. they can control how long they hold down a switch).
- Suitable for people who are cognitively normal and can operate a standard Windows computer, or have a carer who can combine the program with some appropriate software.
- Works on the Windows log-in screen and the secure desktop (the User Access Control screen).
- Compatible with any third-party on-screen keyboard, and comes with its own one.
- Use keys, mouse keys or joystick buttons (switch controls) to operate the mouse control.
- Adjust sensitivity and speed for the mouse pointer.
- The mouse pointer will accelerate so the user can traverse the screen quickly.
- Sounds as the user operates the mouse pointer helps them control the mouse.
- Crosshairs help the user follow the mouse location and line up the mouse for movement.
- Runs on Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 or Windows 10. 32- or 64-bit versions are all supported.
- The Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 is required.
- Microsoft DirectX 9 is required.