Use this section to install Leap Motion Software in Windows 8. Leap Motion comes pre-installed on some HP computers. If you have a computer that came pre-installed with Leap Motion software, skip this section and go to Setting up Leap Motion . Leap Motion must be installed on computers when a Leap Motion device is purchased separately.
Before you install
Before installing be aware of the following issues:
Follow these steps to install Leap Motion software on your computer.
Connect your keyboard or sensor to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
Click Windows Download to begin downloading Leap Motion software.
Download Leap Motion for Windows
The Welcome to Leap Motion window opens. Follow the setup manager directions to install Leap Motion.
Setup Welcome window
Installation Complete window
After installation is complete, you are prompted to restart your computer. Click Restart Now.
Setting up Leap Motion
You must have a Leap Motion sensor to set up and use Leap Motion. The Leap Motion hardware comes in several configurations. The separate Leap Motion device can be used as an accessory with many HP computers. Select HP notebook computers have embedded Leap Motion sensors. Some HP keyboards come with an embedded Leap Motion sensor. These keyboards are delivered with select HP desktop computers or can be purchased separately.
Examples of Leap Motion sensors
1 – The Leap Motion sensor on a notebook
2 – The Leap Motion sensor on a keyboard
3 – The Leap Motion device as an accessory
Follow these steps to set up your Leap Motion device.
Connect your computer to the Internet.
Open Leap Motion Airspace.
|In Windows 8||In Windows 7|
|At the Start screen, type leap to open the Search charm. Select Leap Motion Airspace in the Search results.||Click on the Airspace icon on the Desktop.|
Leap Motion Airspace
If you have not already activated the Leap Motion sensor, the computer prompts you to activate the sensor by pressing fn and spacebar . When the sensor is activated, you see two red LEDs inside the Leap Motion sensor turn on. A small white or green light next to the Leap Motion sensor also turns on.
Activate the Leap Motion sensor
Get started by signing up for a Leap Motion account or sign in to an existing account.
Get Started screen
NOTE:For best performance of the Leap Motion sensor:
You are now set up to use Leap Motion.