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Posted by PBear_SF
Henagon

Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

I've read many FAQs, watched several videos and perused a dozen or more community posts but nowhere can I find the most basic instructions on how to use a mouse in Windows to remote control an Android touch-screen tablet.

Do the basic touch gestures, such as swipe and long-press, just work exactly the same with a mouse -- or are there more arcane mouse equivalents, such as double-clicking in place of long-pressing, or right-clicking an object and choosing "long press" from a menu/right-clicking an empty space on a home page and choosing "swipe" from a menu, etc?

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Posted by Former Staff Jonathan
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Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

Hi pBear_SF,

Thanks for your post and welcome to the Community!

Sorry you were having such trouble finding helpful information regarding mouse interactions when connecting from your PC to Android tablet.

We are actively working on adding more informative articles to our Knowledge Base for questions just like yours.

To answer your question though, when connecting to your Android tablet you will have similar mouse interactions as if you were connecting to another PC.

You will single click on any icon or application to open. You will click and hold and app to move to trash or another page on the tablet. Lastly, you will click and hold on one screen and swipe left or right to move to the next screen.

Hope this helps!

All the best,

Jonathan

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Posted by Former Staff Jonathan
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Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

Hi pBear_SF,

Thanks for your post and welcome to the Community!

Sorry you were having such trouble finding helpful information regarding mouse interactions when connecting from your PC to Android tablet.

We are actively working on adding more informative articles to our Knowledge Base for questions just like yours.

To answer your question though, when connecting to your Android tablet you will have similar mouse interactions as if you were connecting to another PC.

You will single click on any icon or application to open. You will click and hold and app to move to trash or another page on the tablet. Lastly, you will click and hold on one screen and swipe left or right to move to the next screen.

Hope this helps!

All the best,

Jonathan

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Posted by PBear_SF
Henagon

Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

Yes, thank you.  That's exactly what I wanted to know.

Regards.

Posted by danr
Electron

Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

The solutions presented worked, however it did not answer the one question about a long press.  Our android app uses many long press functions.  What is the equivalent mouse functions to generate a long press?

Posted by Former Staff Jonathan
Former Staff

Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

Hi danr,

Thanks for your post!

The long press function that you are asking about is not currently a function that is available when controlling your Android devices from a PC.

I will be happy to submit this as a feature request to our Product Managment team if you would like.

All the best,

Jonathan

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Posted by danr
Electron

Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

Yes, please submit that for a feature request.  Long press is integral to our application.

Thanks

Posted by Former Staff Jonathan
Former Staff

Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

Hi danr,

Thanks for your reply!

I have added your request to our feature request tool. There is no guarantee that it will be implemented but we do value your feedback.

All the best,

Jonathan

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Posted by MaxBonassi
Photon

Re: Remote control using Windows mouse with touch-screen (Android) devices

Good afternoon, I do not know if I understood correctly but TeamViewer would have the option of using my cell phone that has the OTG option to use the mouse and keyboard in ANDROID remote access to WINDOWS ?? Because I have to stay pressed for the mouse to move.