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Is it possible to program the fingerprint reader for things other than opening the computer?

2017-07-01, 23:10 PM

I was wondering if the fingerprint reader on my E470 has the abilitiy to be used in different ways. For example, if I am already logged into my computer, can I slide a finger over my fingerprint reader to open microsoft word, the internet, or other programs? If not, is there software available with that capability?

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Re: Is it possible to program the fingerprint reader for things other than opening the computer?

2017-07-02, 9:46 AM
I'd also like to know this, you can use the fingerprint reader on some phones to scroll up/down through pages, that would be very handy.
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Re: Is it possible to program the fingerprint reader for things other than opening the computer?

2017-07-04, 16:06 PM
It used to be possible to use the fingerprint reader to log into websites on your browser, but it looks like they've discontinued that software.

If you want quick access to programs like Word, your browser, etc. pin them to the taskbar, the use Win+1..9 to access them (number corresponds to the icon's position on the taskbar).

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