Drop Down Menus & Touch Screen

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Eadfrith, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Eadfrith macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2011
    A lot of websites have drop down menus etc that appear when you simply "mouse over" them with your cursor, how do you do this with a touch screen like on the iPad? Or is it not possible?
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    You tend to be able to tap on them instead of mousing over.
  3. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yes that is correct. Tapping seems to emulate a "mouse-hover". However sometimes this does not work as the actual hover button might also be a link and will open the hyperlink instead of showing a drop-down menu.

    Therefore, Apple actually recommends not to use drop-down menus or to use hover objects when developing for the iPad.
  4. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    I've found that some of them you have to be very fast - if tapping on the menu links to something, you've only got about a second to tap on the menu item you want. Very frustrating, sometimes it takes a few tries.

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