You can use your Mac's keyboard, mouse, and trackpad wirelessly with your other Mac desktop, MacBook, or iPad. However, if you own multiple Apple devices, you may have experienced the frustration of accidentally moving your mouse pointer or typing on the wrong device. In this article, we'll show you how to prevent your Mac from extending its mouse pointer and keyboard to other nearby devices.
This article will guide you through the steps to connect and use a mouse or trackpad with your iPad, which should provide a more confortable user experience.
The three-finger drag gesture allows you to select the text, or move a window or any other element by dragging it with three fingers on the trackpad. It can be used to quickly move or adjust the position of windows, files, or images on the screen.
However, this gesture is disabled by default, so in this tutorial, we will show you how to enable three-finger drag on your MacBook or Magic Trackpad in just a few clicks.
Thanks to Universal Control, you can use your Mac's or MacBook's mouse, trackpad, and keyboard wirelessly on your iPad.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use a single mouse, trackpad, or keyboard with both your Mac and iPad.
If you're reading this article on your Mac, you'll notice that the macOS pointer is black and white by default. The good news is you can change it to any color you like. If you have difficulty seeing your mouse or trackpad pointer or want to personalize its look, here's how to adjust the cursor color of your Mac.
Apple's macOS Monterey 12.1 software update fixes major bugs that users have been complaining about, including problems related to MagSafe charging, registering trackpad taps as clicks and watching HDR content on YouTube.
Microsoft has updated its Office for iPhone and iPad productivity suite with a few new nice-to-haves. For instance, you can now take advantage of side-by-side multitasking in Excel. Also, Word now supports richer mouse and trackpad interactions on your Magic Keyboard.
Logitec's new Folio Touch keyboard case, unveiled in July, is made specifically for the 11-inch iPad Pro. Aside from four use modes dedicated to typing, reading, sketching and viewing, it also sports a holder for your Apple Pencil, a built-in trackpad, the Smart Connector and more.
With a supported Multi-Touch trackpad like Apple's own Magic Trackpad connected to your iPad or iPhone, you'll notice the onscreen pointer continues moving for a fraction of a second after you lift the finger from the trackpad before gradually coming to a stop. This is called trackpad inertia, but not everyone is a fan of it.
If you belong to that camp, follow our step-by-step tutorial explaining how to disable iPad trackpad inertia with just a few taps.
The right-click on the iPad is pretty similar in concept and execution to the long-standing right-click on Mac. In this tutorial, we show you how to right-click on iPad with your finger, your mouse mouse, or the trackpad.
If you need to control your Windows PC desktop or server with Microsft's Remote Desktop Mobile app for iPhone and iPad, you can now do so with proper mouse and trackpad support.
iPadOS brings an adaptive iPad cursor that uses subtle animations when hovering over various parts of the system to help you navigate. As an example, toolbar buttons in apps change color, and app icons on the Home Screen grow bigger. The animated cursor gives you a sense of context, but power users may want to disable these iPad pointer animations in order to enjoy a smoother tracking experience that resembles their computer.
Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how you can disable iPad pointer animations with just a few taps.