Drop Down Menus & Touch Screen

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

  1. Eadfrith macrumors 6502

    Eadfrith

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    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

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    You tend to be able to tap on them instead of mousing over.
     
  3. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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