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Michail
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join:2000-08-02
Boynton Beach, FL
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[WIN8] Simulate Hover?

Now that I'm using a hybrid laptop I'm thinking it would be useful to have a way to easily simulate a hover for legacy applications. My laptop came with an interesting utility but it has some drawbacks.

What I think would be great is a combination of Ctrl + touch to simulate a cursor hover. However, I haven't seen anything like this. I'm thinking it would have to be done at the driver level.

I'm getting by without because I managed to find keyboard shortcuts to replace the hover functionality (Visual Studio's Smart Tags) that I need. Actually I've found the keyboard shortcuts to be a bit more efficient anyway.

Has anyone seen anything that can simulate/trigger hover events?

Yes, I know hover is dead but we still have legacy applications that use it. I think hover may return anyway once technology can better support it. Eye tracking would be cool .


Michail
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Well, no suggestions on this but I did get an active stylus that can hover over the screen. In a pinch I'll do that if I don't have a mouse at hand.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to Michail
The only solution I have found on my surface pro is to break out the stylus (assuming I can find it). Kinda wish they would have thought that through as well


Michail
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Yes, a simple key + combination would be a tremendous help.

It's another one of those things I wish I had been a product manager on.