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Cursor Control Modes

Screens for iOS offers two cursor control modes: Touch Mode and Trackpad Mode.

Touch Mode

By default, Screens uses touch-based gestures to control your remote computer. With Touch Mode, Screens takes care of moving the remote cursor so you don't have to.

If you prefer to move the remote cursor as you would with a mouse or a trackpad, you can enable Trackpad Mode instead.

Basic Touch Mode Gestures

Tap to click.

Double-tap to double-click.

Tap with Two Fingers for a secondary-click (right-click).

Tap with Three Fingers for a middle-click.

Scroll with Two Fingers vertically or horizontally.

Hold one finger down until a purple signal appears to drag windows and files, select text, etc.

Hold two fingers down until a purple signal appears to move the remote cursor around.

Trackpad Mode

If you prefer to move the remote cursor as you would with a mouse or a trackpad, enable Trackpad Mode in the app settings, under More Settings.

Basic Trackpad Gestures

These gestures will be translated into mouse commands and sent to the remote computer:

Tap and move your finger around to move the remote cursor.

Tap to click.

Double-tap to double-click.

Tap with Two Fingers for a secondary-click (right-click).

Tap with Three Fingers for a middle-click.

Scroll with Two Fingers vertically or horizontally.

Hold one finger down until a purple signal appears to drag windows and files, select text, etc.

Other Supported Gestures

For a list of other useful gestures, refer to Gestures.

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