HookSur

HookSur is a free windows desktop application for remotely controlling PowerPoint presentations using a Microsoft Surface Pen’s top button.

Download HookSur v1.1

Quick start

No installation is required; just unzip the package into a folder of your choice and launch the application (see the last section of this page if you encounter a Windows security warning). Make sure that ‘Hook’ box is checked, load your PowerPoint presentation and use the following methods to navigate:

  • Long Click (click and hold)-> to start the presentation
  • Single Click -> navigate to next page
  • Double Click -> navigate to previous page

License

This application is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License for both non-profit and commercial use.

Troubleshooting

To check whether HookSur is receiving input from the pen:

  • Un-check the ‘Trap pen clicks’ box
  • Try clicking on your pen. If HookSur is receiving input from it you should see a green box light up next to each key-code box.
  • If you don’t see any of your clicks, the pen might not be paired with your device. See How to pair your pen with your device

Is this application free of malware, spyware, adware, ….ware??

Yes, all of the applications on this site are free of those things. When you first try to run the program on your tablet you might receive a security warning from Windows. To waive the warning, click on the more info link, then click “Run anyway” button. You are receiving the security prompt because the the application is not digitally signed (unfortunately I have no means to do so at the moment).

20 thoughts on “HookSur”

  1. Single Clicking is apparently sending 2x “forward” clicks to PPT (i.e. instead of loading one line in the bullets, it’s loading 2) Any adjustments to sensitivity?

      1. I tried replying to this before but it doesn’t seem to have posted (though I’m a different person than the OP). I tried changing the key to enter (13) but it made no difference. It seems that the program is sending the keystroke twice. Since I have slide animations, it doesn’t skip the slide but it does skip the animation. I also tested this in notepad as well and with the key set as Enter, it added two lines when pressed. Hope this helps you debug the issue. I’m running Windows 10 Pro 64bit with PPT 2016.

        1. Has anyone found a solution to the double key stroke? I have the same problem, rendering my animations virtually useless.

        2. I am finding the same, which is a real shame as would love this to build correctly. Please let us know if you plan to make any modifications to resolve this. Thanks.

  2. I’m getting a double keystroke affect (I tried changing the value to 13 for the Enter key and had the same result). It’s a bit of a shame because it skips over the first animation on any given slide.

  3. Changing the other values to 13 (enter) they all behave the same adding two lines instead of one (for dbl click and long click).

  4. Hi,
    Hooksur is really cool!

    Unfortunately, as others report too, it sends double click to PowerPoint, this results in PowerPoint skipping some animations

    Is it possible that you could fix this issue?

    Thanks!
    Anders

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