iPad two finger gesture/trackpad

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by lookatchu, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. lookatchu macrumors regular

    lookatchu

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    I really don't see much benefit or advantage to this feature. Anyone care to explain if and why they like it? Also, does it work in Safari? I tried it in Safari, but can only manipulate the cursor with my finger within the url bar, as that's where the cursor remains when you bring up the keyboard. Otherwise, I cannot get the two finger gesture (trackpad) to work within the body of a Safari web page. Is this normal; is this gesture not intended work in Safari?
     
  2. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    I think it only works in the input area where you are typing i.e. message, email body, url bar, etc.
     
  3. lookatchu thread starter macrumors regular

    lookatchu

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    Thanks, Capt. That's what I figured. I guess I'll have to use it more to see the advantages, if any.
     
  4. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    I'd think it be very useful in Pages, Word and other programs as such. Whether writing emails, assignments, or anything lengthy I'm sure it's a praise worthy addition. I like it, and I've only used it primarily through iMessage.
     
  5. lookatchu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't used it till today, so maybe I'll warm up to it as I use it more.
     
  6. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Breaking habits is the trickiest part to do. When I see a typo, I will raise my finger and tap on the word to select it out of habit. Consciously remembering that the trackpad function is there will take some time getting used to.
     

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