Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Use mouse on ipad?

This is a discussion on Use mouse on ipad? within the iPad Hacking forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Forgot to mention that you have to install ACTIVATOR before installing BTSTACK so that you can map a RIGHT CLICK ( aka double finger press) ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 61
Like Tree7Likes

Thread: Use mouse on ipad?

  1. #31
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    39246
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    17
    Forgot to mention that you have to install ACTIVATOR before installing BTSTACK so that you can map a RIGHT CLICK ( aka double finger press) in WEBE++ to mean the HOME button. Nothing in any instructions on this but had experience, and found the settings.

    You may need to wait up to 30 seconds for Bluetooth to connect to your mouse (or WEBE++ mouse emulator). Make sure that during you installation that you do not accidentally pair BTSTACK on your iPad to your iPhone too early. Did that once before I had WEBE++ running and caused more problems.

  2. Ads


  3. #32
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    39246
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    17
    The sleep preventor app used is something called SLEEP DEPRIVER which seems to be the most functional. I have it set up for a two second of the power button to activate SLEEP DEPRIVER. It has a nice bar indicator so you know when it is active.

    So far my tests with WEBE++ and BTSTACK MOUSE seem to work, and can restore connections.

    Just be prepared to uninstall (expert Cydia mode) and reinstall if you have problems. Remember that you only connect select the mouse on the IPAD end. Good luck.

  4. #33
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    39246
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    17
    Doing more reading on BLUETOOTH and it looks like when some device is connected via BLUETOOTH it likes to sustain that pairing. Not pair with anything else. That pairing happens on both the mouse side and the device side. So be aware that you might have a challenge if you use use your Bluetooth mouse for anything else, besides your iPad.

    Encouraging users to go ahead and experiment with the least expensive bluetooth mouse you can find, but please report back about success or failures.

  5. #34
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    39246
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    17
    Too many notes on this. But have to put them somewhere as no one else seems to have this discussion.

    When turning everything off make sure you go back into SETTINGS and select BTSTACK to make sure it is off on the IPHONE side and off on the IPAD side else you will be using battery. Also deactivate SLEEP DEPRIVER so that everything is functional.

  6. #35
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    13576
    Liked
    1444 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Western NY state (USA)
    Posts
    11,051
    Since this thread has evolved into a discussion on using a mouse on a jail broken iPad, I'm taking the liberties of moving it over to the Hacking section. Thanks for your understanding.

    Marilyn
    yof likes this.
    Space Gray 32GB WiFi-only iPad Air & Black 32GB iPhone 5 (both jailbroken on iOS 7.0.4 w/evasi0n7)
    * * * PLEASE READ * * * Forum Rules * * * Hacking Section Rules * * * PLEASE READ * * *

  7. #36
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    39246
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    17
    Several hours later. Attempting to connect iPhone using WEBE++ as a mouse pad. To an iPad running BTSTACK mouse. Complete failure!! Will not connect. Can not connect. Even though I had this working this morning it is now no longer working. Seriously unstable software.

    Not recommending this for anyone who might actually need to depend on it. May have to completely remove and reinstall he software again.

  8. #37
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    78549
    Liked
    9 times
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Oconto, WI, USA
    Posts
    257
    I ponied up the clams for the Apple magic mouse. With BT Stack and BTstackMouse I am able to use both the mouse AND my ZaggMate keyboard, albeit, the keyboard has limited functionality; ie, the top row of special function keys do not operate as they would if I was using the keyboard with the Apple stack. The Magic Mouse is nice and can be customized via Activator. I simply have left click for select and drag and right click to emulate the home screen button. I haven't figured out how to make middle click work yet. And unfortunately, swipe gestures on the surface of the Magic Mouse do not appear to be available. I don't use the mouse a lot but I like that I can use it when I want/need it.

    Cheers, Dan
    yof likes this.
    iPad 2 32gb wifi 6.1.2 jailbroken with Evasi0n
    iPhone 4s 16gb 6.1.2 jailbroken with Evasi0n
    iPod Touch 2nd gen 32gb wifi 4.2.1 jailbroken with Greenpois0n

    "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge
    from almost all the miseries of life." W. Somerset Maugham

  9. #38
    yof
    yof is offline
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    180717
    Liked
    16 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    EST
    Posts
    162
    Quote Originally Posted by sentinelace View Post
    Is that in cydia somewhere? Any chance you know how to get a keyboard with a tab?
    Most keyboards (bluetooth / thirdparty) have the Tab button. But on the iPad built in onscreen keyboard I wouldn't know the answer to that. And the guy that makes the post about how fabulous to have capability of a mouse on a tablet is sure fortunate. I know I would love to use that option or love to have that option. I myself don't have internet at sometimes by traveling. I would love to mount my iPad somewhere close by infront of me and use bTstack Mouse and control my Movies' volume, playback, and change next movies without moving (basically being a couch potato). I love the good life ! Need a corona as matter of fact!

  10. #39
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    39246
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    17
    Okay. Tried out the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook 5000 mouse. Cost $28 on Amazon.

    Verdict?? PROBLEM!!

    1) Connection works. Still seeing problems with BTSTACK MOUSE on the IPAD. If you disconnect, you end up locking up the BTSTACK MOUSE. Does not reconnect. Have to reboot the IPAD to get everything running again. This is a problem as this should be much more stable. There is something not right happening with the connection software, and the drivers. More experiments by the developer need to be done.

    2). The MICROSOFT 5000 MOUSE seems to go to sleep or disconnect after about five minutes. That's silly. Is it the mouse side or the BTSTACK side? Who knows. Others have mentioned this problem. Just not sure this is the way to work.

  11. #40
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    78549
    Liked
    9 times
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Oconto, WI, USA
    Posts
    257
    Quote Originally Posted by dstuttgen View Post
    I ponied up the clams for the Apple magic mouse. With BT Stack and BTstackMouse I am able to use both the mouse AND my ZaggMate keyboard, albeit, the keyboard has limited functionality; ie, the top row of special function keys do not operate as they would if I was using the keyboard with the Apple stack. The Magic Mouse is nice and can be customized via Activator. I simply have left click for select and drag and right click to emulate the home screen button. I haven't figured out how to make middle click work yet. And unfortunately, swipe gestures on the surface of the Magic Mouse do not appear to be available. I don't use the mouse a lot but I like that I can use it when I want/need it.

    Cheers, Dan
    Let me clarify; When I reboot my iPad I do have to "restart" the mouse and keyboard via the BT icons (mouse and keyboard) it is a bit of a hassle but like i said, I don't use the mouse a lot.

    Dan
    iPad 2 32gb wifi 6.1.2 jailbroken with Evasi0n
    iPhone 4s 16gb 6.1.2 jailbroken with Evasi0n
    iPod Touch 2nd gen 32gb wifi 4.2.1 jailbroken with Greenpois0n

    "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge
    from almost all the miseries of life." W. Somerset Maugham


+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Using Magic mouse with ipad 2
    By mikeytaylor in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-13-2011, 03:19 AM
  2. BTStack Mouse and Apple Magic Mouse connecting problems
    By crbetsworth in forum iPad Hacking
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-07-2011, 04:47 PM
  3. Can I use a mouse with my iPad?
    By TCLouser in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-16-2011, 08:08 PM
  4. Mouse for ipad 2?
    By vanquish in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-14-2011, 12:23 PM
  5. Use iPad with Magic Mouse
    By cimousa in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-11-2010, 10:04 AM

Search tags for this page

bluetooth mouse for ipad 3
,
bluetooth mouse ipad 3
,
can a mouse be used with an ipad
,
ipad 3 mouse
,
ipad citrix mouse
,

mouse for ipad 3

,
using a mouse with ipad 3
,
using mouse with ipad 3
Click on a term to search for related topics.