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    Default Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Maybe I'm the only one who is wanting mouse support on a touch screen tablet, but I suspect not.

    With the push for iPads to be computer replacements,I would think this would be a requirement for most people.
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    Default Re: Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Maybe with a Bluetooth mouse.

    But having a touch screen kinda defeats the purpose of having a mouse.
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    Default Re: Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Doubtful in the short run as iOS doesn't have a cursor and Apple has made it apparent that they don't want mouses and touch screens to mix. This could change in the future though. I can definitely see macOS and iOS converging at some point.
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    Default Re: Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    Maybe with a Bluetooth mouse.

    But having a touch screen kinda defeats the purpose of having a mouse.
    Respectfully disagree.

    Certain gestures lend themselves to a touch screen but when getting down to business, certain tasks need a mouse for maximum productivity. Reaching up to the screen every few keystrokes is annoying as crap.
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    Default Re: Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Completely agree; having to constantly move up from the keyboard and use the touch screen is annoying especially on something like iPad pro where the screen size is nearly that of a laptop.

    I completely get not wanting to have a cursor but surely it's not rocket science to detect a Bluetooth being present and display the cursor when it's there...?
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    Default Re: Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Quote Originally Posted by anrstone View Post
    Completely agree; having to constantly move up from the keyboard and use the touch screen is annoying especially on something like iPad pro where the screen size is nearly that of a laptop.

    I completely get not wanting to have a cursor but surely it's not rocket science to detect a Bluetooth being present and display the cursor when it's there...?
    Thank you! I feel like I was taking crazy pills. LOL
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    Default Re: Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Quote Originally Posted by anrstone View Post
    Completely agree; having to constantly move up from the keyboard and use the touch screen is annoying especially on something like iPad pro where the screen size is nearly that of a laptop.

    I completely get not wanting to have a cursor but surely it's not rocket science to detect a Bluetooth being present and display the cursor when it's there...?
    I don't know.. I use a Wacom Tablet both at home and work instead of a mouse / track ball. So I am used to having to move my hands over the screen (be it a flat one on the desktop). I personally (me, not others) can't see a mouse on the screen. Not that large of a device.
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    Default Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Quote Originally Posted by anrstone View Post
    Completely agree; having to constantly move up from the keyboard and use the touch screen is annoying especially on something like iPad pro where the screen size is nearly that of a laptop.

    I completely get not wanting to have a cursor but surely it's not rocket science to detect a Bluetooth being present and display the cursor when it's there...?
    Unfortunately, it is way more than just detecting and pairing with a Bluetooth mouse. Cocoa Touch layer would need to be rewritten to include cursor support, for which there currently is none. Cocoa Touch is written and designed around touch gestures.

    You can always submit feedback to Apple to request such a feature.
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    Default Re: Any signs of getting mouse support?

    Yes, TwitchyPuppy, you're right on that but, not everyone has the same mobility as the majority of people.
    If I use myself for example, I have muscular dystrophy which makes it bit hard to even use my Ipod touch 6.

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