Remote Mouse enables you to gain control over mouse actions using an iOS device, a Windows Phone or an Android-based smartphone. Practically, it uses a wireless network in order to transmit commands from the handset to the wired mouse, easily turning it into a wireless one.
As it is usually the case with such applications, Remote Mouse only runs in the system tray, enabling you configure its options by accessing the right-click context menu. As long as the icon is present in the tray, the utility allows handheld devices to control your mouse cursor via Wi-Fi or 3G networks.
The steps to getting it up and running are essentially identical, regardless of the handset type. The phone or tablet must be connected to the same Wi-Fi as the desktop computer and the Remote Mouse app is required on the handset.
The mobile application can automatically connect to the detected server, but if this method does not work, you should enter the IP address of your computer or scan its QR code (obtainable from the tray menu) to set up the connection.
Once the connection is established, the mouse cursor can be controlled from the phone or tablet. To be more specific, Remote Mouse enables you to click, double-click, right-click on the PC screen, scroll on a window and perform drag and drop operations.
The functionality of this application is not limited to controlling the mouse. By rotating the handset to the left or right, you can access a full-screen keyboard displayed in landscape or portrait view. This helps you type in words just like you would on the real keyboard, key combinations allowed.
To conclude with, Remote Mouse is very easy to configure, offering you the convenience of controlling the mouse and the keyboard remotely, from the comfort of your couch.
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