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Mouse dragging selects text instead of moving screen

Maurice Zoliker 4 months ago updated 4 months ago 4

Dear Alexander,

I am using Textastic with a mouse since iOS now allows it. Not sure if this is the intended behavior but when I left clic and drag on the text, I would have expected the screen to move (like with my finger). Right now what happens is the text is selected, which feels a bit counter intuitive, at least to me.

Would it be possible to change this behavior, or is it locked by iOS? At least, if possible, an option would be really nice :-).

Thanks a lot for your feedback.

Kind regards,

Maurice

GOOD, I'M SATISFIED
Satisfaction mark by Maurice Zoliker 4 months ago
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Hello,

this is the default behavior in all text editing apps on iOS (e.g. Notes, Pages, any text field). It's the same as on macOS and Windows, too. To scroll, you use the scroll wheel on a mouse and a two finger drag on a trackpad.

OK, thank you Alexander for your answer, it makes sense. I think I am also confused with the mouse scroll wheel, as it seems to go backwards, and I have seen no iOS option to invert it. Thanks again :-).

Kind regards,

Maurice

You can change the scroll direction with this iOS setting: 


Settings -> General -> Trackpad & Mouse -> Natural Scrolling

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WOW, this is exactly the setting I was looking for! I feel at home again :-). Thanks a lot, you really made my day.

Kind regards,

Maurice