Drag, Drop, Scroll?


#1

Am I missing something… or is there any way to adjust the drag/drop of the Apple Pencil. When I am navigating, I am accidentally picking up files and folders and misplacing them on my Mac.

Part of this issue is because I intuitively want to be able to scroll through folders, webpages, etc with my pencil…like I would on my trackpad, or middle mouse scroll button. I know I can scroll with 2 fingers, but it would be nice to be able to scroll with my pencil.

Anyone have any work around or ideas?


#2

In your Mac’s System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad;
if you adjust some of the settings in Trackpad Options does this change Pencil picking up/misplacing files and folders?


#3

I don’t have any solutions, but I have some ideas to explore.

I use BetterTouchTool to map 3-finger clicks as middle-mouse-button. It can interact with different mouse, trackpad and keyboard input.

I just started using Hammerspoon and Karabiner-Elements so that I can use Caps Lock as a modifier key, for my own custom keyboard shortcuts. Karabiner-Elements is able to remap keyboard keys into very special functionality. And Hammerspoon can do all sorts of awesome stuff to control your Mac.

I do like you and use middle-mouse on my Wacom tablet to scroll through webpages. I wonder if this behaviour can be triggered by a special key-stroke in Karabiner. For example, whenever Caps Lock is pressed down, clicking is temporarily disabled and it will act as if you are middle-scrolling. These programs are difficult to configure, but I think they might have all the functionality to achieve this.


#4

Thanks Malyse. I did try this before and unfortunately it did not work. I have since learned what I am actually looking for is a “Trackpad”, feature. I know there is the hover feature… but I am not sure if this is at all similar.


#5

We’re working on improving scrolling with Apple Pencil.
Are you having this issue when using the scroll bars with Pencil as well?

Have you tested the hover feature yet?