Drag Lock accessibility feature on the iPad

Drag Lock accessibility feature on the iPad


OK, we’re gonna look at dragging and
drag lock on iPad OS 13. I’m using a USB mouse here with AssistiveTouch
turned on, so you can see my sort of virtual finger cursor that I’m moving
the mouse with, here in the middle. And I’ve got the AssistiveTouch menu here if I
need it. But I’m in this drawing just in Notes and to draw something with my
mouse, I would just hold down my left mouse button and move the cursor across,
like that, like usual. But if it’s uncomfortable or difficult for me to
hold that left mouse button while I move the mouse, I can use something called
Drag Lock which is a feature within AssistiveTouch. So we’ll go in there and
here we have Drag Lock — right now it’s off. I’ll turn it on. Go back to our
drawing. And now what I’m going to do is I’m gonna have to activate the Drag
Lock, tell it that I want it to hold the mouse button down for me. And to do that
I need to hold the mouse button for about one second and then let go. And it
will give me a beep. That beep says okay you can let go of your mouse button,
which I did. And now I will just move it, and I can move it as long as I want. And
when I’m done, I hit or tap the mouse button again. And it’s done. So let’s try that
again. I’m gonna hold the mouse button down for a second till I hear the beep.
Let go and draw my letter. Draw my letter… And that’s it. If I just want to do a tap,
I’d have to just hold it for less than the 1 second. So just tap, tap — there’s no
dragging there. It’s just holding it long enough, and then the Drag Lock is on, and
we’re good to go.

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