Mouse Support - The Missing Elephant

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  1. Johanart macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the Citrix X1, thanks for the tip. I hope it will arrive next week to test it.
     
  2. sracer macrumors 604

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    I think you'll find the experience to be quite enjoyable. I used the X1 with my 12.9 iPad Pro (and now on 2018 iPad) and remoting into my iMac feels so natural on the iPad with the ASK and X1.

    Just be prepared that if you enjoy using the X1 that your frustration will grow with the rest of the non-mouse use on the iPad for productivity. :)
     
  3. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    So sad that one has to go to a third party for this. Shame Shame Shame on Apple!
     
  4. Johanart macrumors newbie

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    I recieved it yesterday, the manual attached to it was poor but with help from internet the pairing went quite easy and it works amazingly well on Citrix. Thanks for the tips!
     
  5. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a

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    That is definitely true! Because of that you can only use specific third party mouses for specific apps. The Citrix X1 works for Citrix receiver and Jump Desktop and the more expensive Swiftpoint GT works for Jump Desktop, Teamviewer, Parallels RAS, Horizon View (maybe some more that I did not use). I like the X1 more but it supports only a few apps.
     
  6. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    I am a supporter for mouse support on the iPad. However, I have been using my apple pencil as my primary input device for months now. And I find this to be totally acceptable and a wonderful mouse replacement. And I barely have any fingerprints on my display for lack of touching. I would love Mouse support, but I find the pencil just as good, if not better.
     
  7. sracer macrumors 604

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    Glad to hear that it works for you but the use of the Pencil is in no way a viable alternative to a mouse. It's an alternative to using a finger, but not a mouse... not even close.
     
  8. Johanart macrumors newbie

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    I use the pencil too but in a citrix environment one definitely needs the two mouse buttons
     
  9. seadragon Contributor

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    The pencil is great, but not a mouse replacement IMO. There is still the ergonomics of using the iPad on a desk docked in the keyboard stand. Having to hold/pickup the pencil is just not as nice as using a mouse. I have the Citrix mouse and use it for work and it’s wonderful.
     
  10. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. That’s my whole thing - desktop use when I have it connected to my Bluetooth keyboard. It’s just not very comfortable to have to reach up vertically for long periods. A mouse or trackpad would feel so much better to use. I think it could even be considered an accessibility option for those of us with back problems.
     
  11. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    Well that is why I was speaking for myself. Quite frankly we will have to agree to disagree because I find the pencil to be a complete viable alternative to a mouse for use on my iPad.
    In all honesty, I would prefer a track pad than a mouse.
     
  12. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a

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    So you mean for example while typing a text on the keyboard you take up the pencil and point to or mark the word that you want to correct, lay it down again and go on typing? That sounds even worse than using the fingers which is bad enough....
     
  13. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    While I am using my pencil, I don't find it it any different than typing, and then having to move the mouse to the word I need corrected. I can type with my pencil in hand and quickly use the pencil to select and highlight a word or sentence, or precisely click in an spreadsheet cell. The pencil's length helps in how far I need to reach to interact with my display. Not everyone will find using the pencil as productive, but again, that's why this is my opinion.
     

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