Accessibility: Touch/Mouse Mode in PowerPoint

Created: Thursday, December 7, 2017, posted by Geetesh at 12:40 pm

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Look closely at the interface within PowerPoint, particularly the Customize Quick Access Toolbar drop-down menu, and you’ll find the Touch/Mouse Mode command. This essentially is a toggle button that alternates between touch and mouse modes. Touch mode is the default mode when using PowerPoint on a touch device such as the Microsoft Surface or other tablets, and lets you use the program even without a mouse. And Mouse mode is the default mode for PowerPoint when working on a non-touch enabled desktop or laptop. The larger question though is why you can toggle to the Touch mode in a non-touch device. If you are using PowerPoint on a desktop, why you need the Touch mode?

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Touch/Mouse Mode in PowerPoint 2016

Touch/Mouse Mode in PowerPoint 2013

Touch/Mouse Mode in PowerPoint

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