Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Poor Man's Microsoft Surface?

 

Could this be the non-touchscreen version of Microsoft Surface, created way back in 2004?

Will have to try this one out....

CPNMouse : Multiple Mice in Windows

Windows XP SP2

This is a temporary workaround:

  1. All your input devices must be working under Windows (i.e. the device should not be disabled and a driver should be installed etc. -- basically you should be able to controll the mouse cursor by moving all your input devices).)
  2. You must be Administrator.
  3. Copy cpnmouse.inf to c:\windows\inf
  4. Copy cpnmouse.sys to c:\windows\system32
  5. Select "System" from the control panel. If "System" is not visible, click "Select classic view" at the left of the window.
  6. Select the "Hardware" tab.
  7. Click "Device Manager".
  8. Expand the "Mice and other pointing devices"-tree.
  9. Double-click on the desired input device.
  10. Select the "Driver" tab.
  11. Click "Update Driver".
  12. Select "No, not at this time"
  13. Make sure "Install from a list or specific location" is checked.
  14. Click "Next"
  15. Make sure "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" is checked.
  16. Click "Next".
  17. "CPN Tools mouse filter driver" should be available. Select it.
  18. Click "Next".
  19. Click "Yes".
  20. Click "Continue Anyway".
  21. Windows will ask for a CD. Simply point it to the location of cpnmouse.sys.

Source: CPNMouse : Multiple Mice in Windows

Or this one is a bit newer and direct from Microsoft...

The Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Software Development Kit (SDK) helps developers create programs that enable the use of multiple mice on a single computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a137998b-e8d6-4fff-b805-2798d2c6e41d&DisplayLang=en

http://www.ardentdev.com/blog/index.php/2007/06/04/multiple-mouse-pointers-in-windows/

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