Scrolling issues with iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bells23, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Bells23 macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2018
    I have RSI problems that flare up when scrolling on the iPad while reading articles, so I'm trying to find a solution that will allow scrolling to require as few touches as possible.

    I want to be able to scroll on an iPad similar to how I use the scroll on a mouse -- one finger allows me to move up and down however much I want.
    Constantly using a finger on the screen causes RSI to the finger, hand, wrist, elbow and arm, as you have to use them all.

    Currently there are two options using external keyboards:

    a) press the space bar allows page down;
    b) press the down arrow or up arrow allows one line up or down movement;
    c) hold the down/up arrow down, and wait for the screen to scroll up/down

    a) is ok sometimes, but sometimes you need to be able to move less than a page - say a few lines, and also I need to be able to do page UP as well, which you cannot using one key on a keyboard.
    b) is not enough since I can usually scan-read a few lines at a time.
    c) the scrolling is very slow.

    Does anyone have any ideas regarding how I can make scrolling more comfortable?

    With option c) - is there a way to make scrolling faster, when holding down the up/down arrows of an external keyboard?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    So you have the Pro, but not Apple Pencil? I find it helps a lot. Not as well integrated as it should. Not near what a Note 8 or Surface Pro.

    Ideal, use kb and mouse along with pencil.

    I type, point, click, scroll... but never write with pencil, nor draw.
  3. Bells23 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2018
    Thanks for the reply.

    Correct, I don't have the Pencil.

    Can a mouse be used with an iPad Pro for scrolling?
  4. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    And yet people said they want touchscreen Macbooks... :D

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