What Is The Touch/Mouse Mode Feature Available in Microsoft Office Applications?

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A new feature available in Microsoft Office applications, is the Touch/Mouse Mode. What does this feature do? It increases or leaves the same, the spacing between the commands of the ribbon in Microsoft Office applications. Touch Mode lets us use the program even without a mouse if our device supports it by increasing the spacing. Mouse Mode lets us use the program with our mouse. To learn more about the feature Touch/Mouse Mode, just keep on reading the post below.

New Touch Mode Feature Available in Office Programs

In the next image I have selected the drop-down menu at the right of the Quick Access Toolbar. Once the drop-down menu appears, I locate and select the command Touch/Mouse Mode as shown in the image below.  There are many commands there to select from, if we want to add them to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Quick Access Toolbar Commands

Once the Touch/Mouse Mode command is activated and located at the Quick Access Toolbar, if we select the command, we have the following two options to select from and which are the following:

  • Mouse: Standard Ribbon and commands, which are Optimized For Use With the Mouse.

In the next image Microsoft Word application is running, and the Mouse Mode feature is activated, and all the spacing of the commands and icons are as they were, so we can use our Mouse.

Mouse Mode

  • Touch: More Space Between Commands, which are Optimized For Use With Touch.

In the next image Microsoft Word application is running, and the Touch Mode feature is selected, and we notice all the spacing now available, between the commands and icons, so we can work with our fingers.

Microsoft Word Touch Mode

In the next image Microsoft Excel application is running, and the Touch Mode feature is selected, and we notice all the spacing now available, between the commands and icons, so we can work with our fingers.

Microsoft Excel Touch Mode

In the next image Microsoft PowerPoint application is running, and the Touch Mode feature is selected, and we notice all the spacing now available, between the commands and icons, so we can work with our fingers.

Microsoft PowerPoint Touch Mode

In the next image Microsoft Outlook application is running, and the Touch Mode feature is selected, and we notice all the spacing now available, between the commands and icons, so we can work with our fingers.

Microsoft Outlook Touch Mode

A very good feature indeed, for anyone who uses their fingers and has a hard time about it, in Microsoft Office Applications.

Below you can check out the video describing, the Touch/Mouse Mode Feature available in Microsoft Office Applications.

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