Touchpad Pro > Controls

If you've made it this far, you've managed to get everything running. Congratulations :)

Here's some useful information on how to use Touchpad Pro v4:

  • Click with a quick tap
  • Right-click with a quick two fingered tap
  • Scroll with two fingered vertical swipes
  • Present PowerPoint with two fingered horizontal swipes
  • Zoom by pinching with two fingers
  • Type by clicking on the keyboard icon
Want to control your Media Center? Use the Remote Control button. With Touchpad Media Server, you can control iTunes or Media Player even if it's not currently the top window. If you don't have Touchpad Media Server, you'll be able to control media players with reduced functionality.

You can scroll the remote horizontally to reveal extra buttons -- such as the function keys, and a numeric keypad. In an upcoming release, you'll be able to customize these buttons yourself!

There's now a Windows button which requires Touchpad Media Server to work. You can use it in conjunction with the keyboard for standard shortcuts -- for instance, Windows-D will display the desktop.

The modifiers (e.g., Shift / Control / etc.) work like the Caps key on the iPhone keyboard. If you press the button once, it will glow -- meaning that it's only going to be on for the next single keypress. So if you press Control and then C, it'll fire Ctrl-C, and then Control will go off. If you want to keep a modifier on, double click it -- that'll make it blue, which means that it's on until you click it again to turn it off.


Here's what each of the advanced gestures / buttons result in:
  • Scroll: Mousewheel Up / Down
  • Zoom: Ctrl-Plus / Ctrl-Minus
  • Horizontal Swipe: Left/Right Arrow Keys
  • Arrows: Arrow Keys
  • OK: Enter
In Mac Mode, there are some major differences:
  • Right-click: Command-Click.
  • Zoom: Cmd-Opt-Equals / Cmd-Opt-Minus -- does Universal Zoom!
For regular zoom, just press the Cmd button before zooming -- this will result in Cmd-Equals and Cmd-Minus.

Remember, you can combine Shift/Ctrl/Alt with each command. For example:
  • To navigate your browser history, you can enable Alt, and then use horizontal swipes or the arrow keys (Alt-Left / Alt-Right)

  • To press Ctrl-C, enable Ctrl, and then press C on the on-screen keyboard

  • To press Alt-F4, enable Alt, and then F4 on the Remote Control function keypad

  • To launch Windows Task Manager, enable Ctrl and Shift, and then press Esc on the Remote Control

  • To press Ctrl-Alt-Del, enable Ctrl and Alt, and then Del on the Remote Control numeric keypad