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Computer control

Computer control is only available when using Windows.

Computer control in Alpha Core is designed for users accessing their device with a head pointer or eye gaze. With Computer control you have access to Windows applications, with a control overlay that allows you to click, drag, type and more.

Using Computer control

Computer control is used to navigate either the Windows interface or use applications e.g. Word or Excel.

Using Computer control you can select the type of click you would like to perform, then guide your pointer or gaze to the point where that click should be carried out, then allow the dwell or click to take place.

Tip: If you are anticipating several clicks, for example if you are playing a game, you can select the click cell twice. This means you will always have that click set to occur, until you select the click cell again to switch the command off.

Computer Control with Grid reduced down to a column on the right of the screen

When Computer control is launched, Grid will shrink to the right hand side of the screen with options for choosing the type of click you want, and to use an accessible on screen keyboard.

Selecting More will give you further options to scroll your current page. The Move grid cell gives you options to reposition your Computer control grid. Selecting Full menu gives you further options to switch between desktop programs and additional click options.

Under the Tools grid you can adjust your access preferences and also make the Computer control grid bigger or smaller.

The New Tab will open a new tab in your internet browser.

Computer control with an expanded Grid menu. This time providing 3 columns

Select URL will select the address bar of your internet browser and highlight the address.

Next Program will cycle through the current open program that you are controlling.

The Back to chat cell will take you back into the Alpha Core home grid which will once again be full screen.


The keyboard grid in Computer control allows you to see the program you are typing in and compose text using a Qwerty keyboard.

QWERTY keyboard displayed over the computer control, usable with grid controls

Last Revision: 25.07.2022