Archived TouchWare® Software:

Desktop v2.9 and Business v1.0

TouchWare Desktop brings touch feedback to the Internet and Windows desktop, making it easier to locate small hyperlinks and icons by pulsing as you move over them. Over a hundred different effects are available in Windows, Word, and Excel to help you literally feel where you are on the desktop.

See Immersion TouchSense Fundamentals: Desktop Computing for more information.

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Only install this file if you have a TouchSense device.

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Immersion TouchWare Desktop and Immersion TouchWare Business are no longer supported products. By downloading, installing, or using these archived versions, you acknowledge that:

  1. You do so completely at your own risk,
  2. Immersion is under no obligation to provide any technical support and will not provide any technical support for Immersion TouchWare Desktop and Immersion TouchWare Business,
  3. The Immersion TouchWare Desktop and Immersion TouchWare Business software is provided “as-is” and without any warranties of any kind. Additionally, you release Immersion from all liability pertaining to the use of Immersion TouchWare Desktop and Immersion TouchWare Business software and indemnify Immersion for all claims arising out of your use thereof.

If you do not agree to these conditions, please click here See Immersion FAQ for information.

TouchWare Desktop brings feeling to Microsoft Windows and the Internet. TouchWare Business adds touch sensations to business applications, such as Windows Excel and Word.

In order to install Immersion TouchWare Business 1.0, you must have TouchWare Desktop v2.5 or greater. Immersion TouchWare Business will not run with older versions of Immersion Desktop (versions 2.0 or 2.1).

Please note that Immersion TouchWare software is NOT a driver for your touch-enabled mouse. To get the most current driver for your device, please contact the device's manufacturer. Logitech iFeel users needing iFeel drivers for Windows XP and other Windows operating systems can download the latest Logitech iFeel MouseWare.

  Download Immersion TouchWare Desktop 2.9 Installer (1.19 MB)
If you're already running Immersion Desktop 2.0 or 2.1, new Immersion TouchWare Desktop will install over it. Your previous settings for touch themes and strengths will not be preserved. For upgrade questions regarding Immersion Desktop 2.0 or 2.1 refer to the TouchWare Desktop FAQ. This link will open a new window with contents from the Immersion Developer site. Immersion Desktop 2.9 can be used alone or with TouchWare Business.
  Download Immersion TouchWare Business 1.0 (731 KB)
Adds additional effects for Microsoft Word 2000 and Excel 2000. In order to install Immersion TouchWare Business 1.0, you first need to download and install Immersion TouchWare Desktop 2.5 or greater. Immersion TouchWare Business will not run with older versions of Immersion Desktop (versions 2.0 or 2.1).

Immersion TouchWare Desktop 2.9 is not fully compatible with windows Vista/Seven, but it is required to activate the force feedback. Do not install "Microsoft Active Accessibility", click the "cancel" button or the "ignore" button. We recommend you to disable to disable the "Load on startup" or "Start with windows" in the Immersion TouchWare Desktop Control Panel or remove the Immersion Desktop entries (IDesktop.2.5) from your registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\

The file "DisableTouchWareDesktopStartup.reg" can help to disable the automatic startup.
The Registry will prompt the user for permission to modify the key before proceeding.
You can ignore this Alert. Click "Yes" button.

You can download the following registry key to Disable TouchWare Desktop Startup:


If you are experience problems installing Immersion TouchWare applications, (i.e. you are seeing error messages during installation) please download and carefully read this document for help. This document is applicable for Immersion TouchWare Desktop 2.5 and greater.

If you have any additional questions regarding installation of Immersion TouchWare software, please reference our TouchWare Desktop FAQ and TouchWare Business FAQ. These links will open a new window and move you to a section within the Immersion Developer site.

If you have questions or problems regarding your tactile feedback mouse, please contact the mouse manufacturer directly.

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