Hover by dragging finger on iPad Pro


#1

When I’m using the Pencil, it would be really useful to be able to move the cursor (hover) by dragging my finger. In other words, when the Pencil is active, a finger moves the cursor, and the Pencil clicks & drags as usual.

The way it works now (hold a finger on the screen and use the Pencil) works great and is very precise, but a lot of the time convenience would be much more useful. For example, I’m using Astropad mainly with Blender, and the Blender interface uses hover extensively but also uses a lot of keyboard shortcuts, often at the same time. It would be useful to be able to keep one hand on the keyboard.

I searched the forums here but I don’t think this has been suggested before. Any thoughts?


#2

Thanks for the feedback.

Interesting idea.
Would it be hover that is activated only by touch, not Pencil input?
Using finger for cursor hover, and Pencil for the program’s tool/drawing input only?


#3

Yes, that’s exactly what I was thinking.


#4

We’ll have to see what we can do; at the moment it would be difficult, but will keep it on the list of exploration!

Would be a helpful feature for sure.

Again, thanks for the ideation and detailed request.