TetraMouse LeftLock (for Windows only)
The TetraMouse LeftLock utility provides a means of doing a left mouse button click and hold operation on older TetraMouse models that do not have the built-in left click and hold function (All models prior to Model TM05). Use the link below to download the LeftLock utility.
Click on the download link below to save the compressed (.zip) installation file. Double-click the TMLeftLockInstall.msi file in the new (TMLeftLockInstall.zip) folder to start the installation. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
Download the LeftLock Utility
The following is from the "ReadMe" file that is also installed during LeftLock installation:
How to Run, Pause and Stop LeftLock
Autostart - How to Disable:
The TetraMouse LeftLock installation places a shortcut in the Startup folder causing LeftLock to load during computer start or restart. If you prefer to start LeftLock manually you can disable the automatic loading of LeftLock by going to Start, Programs, Startup and right-click on the TetraMouse LeftLock shortcut, then click on Delete in the pop-up menu.
Manually Running LeftLock:
Run LeftLock manually by double-clicking the TetraMouse LeftLock icon on the Desktop or by clicking on the shortcut from Start, Programs, TetraMouse, TetraMouse LeftLock.
Pausing and Resuming LeftLock:
Pausing LeftLock restores the middle button to its default function or to the middle button function that may be set in Control Panel under Mouse Properties. To pause LeftLock, double-click on the green and blue LeftLock icon that appears on the taskbar tray near the clock. Also you can right-click on the icon and then click on "Pause/Resume LeftLock" in the small menu that appears. The tray icon will change color to gray indicating that LeftLock is paused. To resume using LeftLock double-click on the tray icon again. You can also right-click the icon and click "Pause/Resume LeftLock". The tray icon will change back to the green and blue icon and LeftLock will be running again.
To exit LeftLock, right-click on the LeftLock tray icon that appears on the taskbar tray near the clock and then click on Exit in the small menu that appears.
How to Use LeftLock
When LeftLock is running you can select objects by placing the mouse pointer over the object and then push the TetraMouse clicker joystick down (or click the middle or scroll wheel button on a standard mouse). The object is then selected and may be dragged to a new position, then dropped by using a left-click or pushing the TetraMouse clicker joystick to the left.
Multiple objects can be selected by positioning the pointer at a corner of the area containing the objects, then down-click (middle button click equivalent), then move the pointer to the opposite diagonal corner of the area containg the objects and then left-click. The objects are then highlighted and selected. Next, move the pointer directly over one of the selected objects and down-click again, then you can drag the objects to a new position with the position joystick. A left-click then will drop the objects in place.
Objects that can be dragged include window resizing arrows, window title bars (to move a window) and any other objects that can be dragged and dropped in virtually any Windows application.
Text can be selected and cut or copied in most programs and dialog boxes. To select text, place the pointer at the beginning or end of the text you wish to select, click the middle button or TetraMouse "down" click, then drag the pointer to the opposite end of the desired text. In that position, do a right-click and a context menu will pop-up giving you a selection of editing options in most programs. Left-click on the desired option.
How to Uninstall LeftLock
To uninstall, go to Start, Settings, Control Panel and double-click on Add or Remove Programs. Click on TetraMouse LeftLock in the list of programs and then click on Remove to begin the uninstall.