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, be sure to follow our step-by-step tutorial explaining how to disable iPad trackpad inertia with just a few taps.
The iPad right click is now a reality and has become pretty similar in concept and execution to the long-standing right click on the Mac, thanks to the power of the iOS and iPadOS software.
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 13.4 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. Be sure to follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how you can disable iPad pointer animations with just a few taps.
iPad scrolling speed can be adjusted to your liking when using a trackpad or mouse with your tablet. By adjusting the iPad trackpad scroll speed value to your liking, you can make Safari webpages, Office documents, your Photos library and other scrollable content move faster or slower than the default value. Follow along with us to learn how to adjust iPad scrolling speed for the connected trackpad and/or mouse to your liking with just a few taps.
Keeping true to its promise, Microsoft yesterday updated its Word and PowerPoint productivity apps on the App Store with the ability to open two documents in a side-by-side view on iPad via Split View multitasking support. The Excel app did not pick up Split View support at post time, however. Microsoft has also acknowledged that it's working on implementing iPadOS trackpad support for the Office suite, but don't expect to be taking advantage of it before the fall.
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.
Officially unveiled on March 18, 2020 and released the following month on April 15, Logitech's Combo Touch keyboard case brings trackpad navigation via iPadOS cursor support to the third-generation iPad Air and the seventh-generation iPad. Be sure to watch our video review...
iPadOS 13.4 brought the power of Multi-Touch technology to compatible trackpad and mouse devices. It's a new paradigm that gives you another way to use your iPad apart from touch and ink (Apple Pencil). iPadOS supports a few dozen gestures for trackpads and mice, but we've distilled Apple's list down to ten essential gestures for the Magic Keyboard (they work on other trackpads) that all iPad Pro owners should memorize to save time and increase productivity.
Do you use a pointer device with your iPad, like a trackpad? If so, it pays to know about an option that makes tapping the trackpad with one finger register as clicking. Follow along with us as we show you how to enable or disable Tap to Click for your connected iPad trackpad in case you'd like to make taps on the trackpad register as either regular taps or physical clicks.