To control the iPad pointer with the keyboard, you must enable and configure Mouse Keys, a cool assistive feature in iOS and iPadOS 13.4. While moving the pointer with your connected mouse or trackpad trumps using the keyboard, sometimes you need high movement precision, such as when doing some pixel-perfect editing in apps like Pixelmator or Adobe Photoshop. Aside from moving the pointer left, right, up, down and diagonally, the keys on the connected keyboard simulate mouse actions like clicking, releasing or holding the button. Without further ado, follow along with our step-by-step tutorial for detailed instructions on setting up Mouse Keys on your device, which will allow you to control the iPad pointer with the keyboard.
No matter if you're designing a newsletter in Pages, putting together a mockup of your blog in Pixelmator, editing a video project in Final Cut Pro, creating a 3D scene, and so forth, at some point, you'll want to move things around with pixel precision.
Thankfully, macOS provides a very useful Accessibility feature that allows you to move the mouse pointer in all directions and replicate clicks using just the keyboard. In this quick tutorial, we'll show you how to turn on the Mouse Keys feature and take advantage of it to move the mouse pointer and press the mouse button with your Mac's keyboard or numeric keypad.