Use mouse on ipad?

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    Use Citrix which gives me the cursor option. Can I use a blu-tooth mouse?
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    The iPad bluetooth protocall does not support a mouse. You can use a mouse on the iPad 1 but it has to be jailbroken.
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    Why? That sucks
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    Mostly because IOS is a touch based operating system, not a cursor / mouse based one. There are significant differences in the way the interface reacts to touch compared with the way other devices react to clicks on a mouse.
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    Well, there are so many posts concerning 'limitations' of the iPad vs. a standard computer - not meant to be the same, and an understanding of their differences (and potential lack of desired features) should be WELL researched before a purchase - might save some agony & disappointments - just saying - :)
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    Cisco is ios and uses tons if GUI based applications so I disagree
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    Cisco ios is not Apple's iOS.
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    useing a mouse on the ipad ruins every thing
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    In spite of the nay-saying and other comments, the iPad 2, with the appropriate Jailbreak, will run BTStack Keyboard AND Mouse. With the upgrade to 5.0.1 and it's associated jailbreak, the BTStack Mouse runs very well.

    All this mouse controversy on the iPad is purely a personal opinion driven issue... including mine. I have it, I use it, I love it. When I don't need the mouse, such as taking the iPad to the sofa to read or other such thing, the mouse stays behind, doesn't interfere with anything, and waits for my return to pick up where I left it.

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    It's hard at first breaking away from using a mouse, but the iPad is not a computer, after a while using the iPad the reasoning behind how it works become clear.
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    iOS is a multi touch system based on the fact you always have a pointer = one or more fingers. The challenge of trying to use a mouse is the apps have to be written a la Microsoft like interface ... the key of which involves hovering with the pointer. There is no possible way to hover with your finger since when you touch the action takes place. This is the reason that Flash does not work on iOS.

    When lounging in a chair, using a mouse becomes a problem. On and on it goes. Just accept the fact that the mouse with iPadx is not going to happen.
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    I agree with tazz3. If you wanted to use a mouse you shouldn't have bought a touch screen. A keyboard makes perfect since to me though.
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    Welcome to our forums .Just for the record the ipad is a classified as a computer and does not require a mouse to function and is no different to Samsung galaxy or any android tablet. That is the design and no CISCO is not iOS. Ultra light computers come with touch pads laptops come with touch pads and yes one can use a mouse but it really is not necessary.
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    In iPad, the mouse does not work because the iPad is a touch screen device. The iPad operating system does not support any USB mouse. There is no point in installing any driver for the external USB mouse. With iPad, you must always work on with your finger. It won’t take you long to get used to the touch format.
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    An iPad 2 is way, way different to a Samsung Galaxy and other Android Tabs as these WILL work with a mouse.

    Whereas only way to use a mouse on iPad 2 is to Jailbreak it.
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    Okay mine is jailbroke. How do I setup a mouse?
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    I use the mouse when I play online poker and typing in class. I like using the touch screen as well. Some apps and situations are easier with mouse same goes to the touch screen. I like the option.
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    And how do you setup a mouse?
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    Jailbreak iPad.... Btstack mouse
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    Is that in cydia somewhere? Any chance you know how to get a keyboard with a tab?

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