Does anyone knows if (and how) I can get my MacBook Air trackpad to feel more natural when used with the iOS simulator ?

It should be easier to use the iOS simulator with the trackpad - but it's not, it's way more difficult to scroll :-( It feels weird but it's the only time I wish I had a mouse on my mac book air - to emulate a touch screen :-|


Unfortunatly the simulator was not built to understand multi-touch gestures which is strange considering the rest of the OS has. I think you will just need to wait until Apple updates the simulator.


This might help, I posted this elsewhere:

Enable 3 finger drag:

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click the Accessibility icon
  3. Choose Mouse & Trackpad from the options on the left
  4. Click Trackpad Options
  5. Place a checkmark next to "Enable dragging"
  6. From the related pop-up menu, choose “three finger drag” so there's a checkmark next to it
  7. Click OK


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    Better than nothing... Mar 13 '18 at 18:53

Have a look at the iOS Simulator Plus utility I wrote. It's not really a 100% solution but I think it is one step more convenient.


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