If you are running Windows 10/8.1/7 and are using any of the recently released Hardware keyboard and Mouse, then you should install this software released by Microsoft. Some of you may have already used the Microsoft Device Center app for Windows, but this new application from Microsoft called Mouse and Keyboard Center 12 helps you make the most out of your Microsoft keyboard and mouse. It supports many of the earlier Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse too.
Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
The Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center is an application that helps you make the most out of your Microsoft keyboard and mouse. Mouse and Keyboard Center helps you personalize and customize how you work on your PC. This application is not available for Windows 10 in S Mode or Windows 10 ARM-based PCs. This latest release supports these new devices: Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse.
If you are using Microsoft Keyboards and Mouse, they work on Windows as default with generic drivers to get the basic functionality – but you might have installed IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro drivers to get full support for the devices, including some special specific features of that device.
You may have been required to install different drivers for Mouse and Keyboard. Now with the new Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, you don’t have to. It offers a common unified drive for Microsoft Mice and Keyboards. It has an easy-to-learn Windows interface. You can use it to create new shortcuts that make tedious tasks a breeze.
The Microsoft hardware which is connected to your PC is represented with its replica in the application that makes it very easy to understand and configure.
Using this application, one can view and change the basic settings and app-specific settings for all connected devices in one place. It also provides access to an online Troubleshooting library and provides how-to info tips for various features.
Some older Microsoft devices are no longer supported in Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center; however, they are still supported by the IntelliPoint/IntelliType Pro software. You may check the lists of devices to confirm which software supports your device under the Details tab on the download page. You can see the underside of the device to get the name of your device. This post lists in detail the devices that are supported by Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center.
When you start the app, if your Microsoft keyboard/mouse is connected, it’ll automatically detect and provide the configuration page displaying a pic of the connected device as shown in the above pics. The experience is much better than the earlier Microsoft application, so give it a try.
Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center application is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.