Mouse Toggle is an Android app primarily designed for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. This application simulates the mouse pointer on your Fire TV screen. You can use the mouse pointer to interact with various Amazon applications.
While the Mouse Toggle can be used with any app on your device, it is more commonly used with the third-party applications that are not compatible with the FireStick remote. You can navigate and click those sections of such apps which cannot be reached with the regular remote functions.
How to get started with Mouse Toggle
The Mouse Toggle app is completely free. You can download and install the app for free. Also, you do not need to pay any subscription fee to use this application.
Very importantly, you do not need a physical mouse attached to your FireStick for the Mouse Toggle app to work. You can control the mouse pointer with the physical Fire TV remote.
To use the Mouse Toggle on FireStick or Fire TV, make sure you have turned on ADB Debugging. To turn on ADB Debugging, follow these steps:
- Select the ‘Settings’ for Fire TV or FireStick
- Click ‘My Fire TV’ on the Settings screen
- Click ‘Developer Options’
- Turn on ‘ADB Debugging’
To activate the mouse pointer, you must press the Play/Pause button twice. The button must be pressed quickly. If there is a lag of even a second, it is likely that the pointer will not be displayed.
Here are some of the things the Mouse Toggle can do like any mouse:
- Scroll (up, down, left, right)
- Long click (or long press)
- Drag and drop
What if Mouse Toggle Won’t work?
One of the common problems with Mouse Toggle is that the app continues to show ‘Starting’ in the Status section. It is supposed to say ‘Started’ for the mouse pointer function to activate.
Usually, Mouse Toggle will work even if it says ‘Starting’. However, if quickly pressing Play/Pause button twice does not activate mouse pointer and the status is stuck on Starting, you could try turning ADB Debugging OFF and back ON. In most situations, this will fix the issue.
If you are using a 3rd Generation Fire TV or FireStick, you may need to change the resolution in the device Settings. Follow the path: Settings > Display & Sounds > Display > Video Resolution. Choose the resolution 1080p 50 Hz.
Sometimes, rebooting the device after installing Mouse Toggle can take care of the problem.
Features of Mouse Toggle for Fire TV/FireStick
Here are some of the key features of this app:
- Mouse Toggle lets you use the third-party apps on Fire TV that are not compatible with the physical remote
- You can perform normal mouse functions with the Mouse Toggle app
- It is a lightweight tool. Even though it runs in the background, it does not slow down the performance of the device
- Mouse Toggle is compatible with almost all the Fire TV line of devices
- It is easy to install and easy to use
- Mouse Toggle can also be used with remote-compatible apps