Mouse uses dwell
time to click.
That is, if you hold the mouse pointer within a certain spot
the screen for 1 second a click is issued by Camera Mouse.
makes users of Camera Mouse subject to the "Midas Touch problem"
(see the article “What you look at is what you
get,” R.J.K. Jacob, Computer
vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 65–66, July 1993), where a key on which
mouse pointer dwells can be clicked by mistake. The green
in the Midas Touch program cannot be clicked and can be used as a
resting place for the mouse
At any time in the main screen the
message can be spoken using the built-in voice in Windows (usually
David or Zira for English (United States) in Windows 8 or Microsoft
Anna in Windows 7 and Vista or Microsoft Sam in XP) by clicking on the
Whenever a letter is added the entire message automatically
into the clipboard so it can be pasted in another application.
The message can be saved as a standard text file in the File
(If you have a difficult time with Midas Touch because of accuracy
issues with the mouse pointer you should try the similar program
which is available for free download at www.staggeredspeech.org
Staggered Speech is a two-level spelling program with larger
buttons and fewer buttons on the screen, but it takes two mouse clicks
to type each letter.)
The Midas Touch program is part of the EagleEyes
Project of Boston College
We hope it is useful to
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screen video was made using Midas Touch and Camera
thanks to "JJPeerless," who made the video
and put it on
YouTube.) The video is silent, but Midas Touch will speak the
letters selected and the final message.