I got a magic Trackpad as A gift, and am thinking of using it with my mac mini, but i know that it has some extra shortcuts that i should study.
1- Is there a full tutorial on how to use it with VOice over?
2- will it actually provide more accessibility or easy of use with mac? or just use it for fun?
thanks in advance
For the list of gestures, invoke VoiceOver Utility, and look under Commanders -> Trackpad Commanders -> Assign Commands.
This gives you a table of gestures that you can modify, if you wish.
So far as I know, they're all equivalent to VoiceOver keyboard commands.
will they save time?
Aha thanks , BUt will they save time or just another way of controling our Macs?
I use my track pad all the time
I love it, it makes me more sighted. I swipe down to read, as if i were on my phone. You can control the mac I would say faster. Instead of using keyboard, I usually just use it.
Will it react like an actual mouse?
Great, but have 2 questions here:
1- how can i study it's Gestures? can i have a training mode or what?
2- will it react like an actual mouse? i mean will it have a left click etc?
Use Ctrl-Option-K to start Keyboard Help. VoiceOver will announce the command associated with any trackpad gesture that you give. Escape ends keyboard help.
Depends on your workflow
Trackpad gestures don't make Mac more accessible, exactly; they're just an alternative way to do anything you could use your keyboard for. I used to rely on trackpad gestures a lot because they made sense to me and I used to have a microphone that would pick up every single sound. Nowadays, it's a great alternative for automating my workflow when I don't want to spare a keyboard shortcut. I personally also find certain gestures easier to remember–e.g., go to window or application chooser. There are some gestures you can assign that require clicking + modifier key. I use these gestures to simulate a VO mouse click when needed because I can never remember the keyboard shortcut. Since someone already gifted you a Magic Trackpad, just go for it. You literally have nothing to lose.
Keyboard for forced click I think
Pretty sure it's Voice Over shift space. I don't know why I had to write that... ;) Seriously, dude, just try it and if worse comes to worse and you hate it, sell it. My only problem and i can't stop this is that I continuously bump the pad while typing. Annoying AF to be honest.
Re keyboard help
Ok great, but what if i need the Vice-versa? need to know how can i do something with the Trackpad? like if i need to open something? go to computer? how can i study that?
AHa great, but how can i use it as an actual mouse left click?
moving between opened windows?
I can not find a way to move between opened windows using the trackpad? so if i have Safari and mail and my computer opened, how can i move between them?
can not find trackpad commanders
Under voiceover Utilities, i can not find the trackpad commanders, i opened the COmmanders tap but i have 3 tabs inside, none of. them is is anything related to Trackpad,