Hi, is there any way to use a single trackpad to control both a mac and an ipad?
I just saw a tutorial that said that you needed to disconnect the trackpad from the mac in bluetooth settings before you can use it with the ipad, but i want to use the trackpad with both the ipad and mac and be able to switch between them easily. I’ve used an application called 1keyboard that allows you to switch keyboards between ipads and macs, is there anything like that for using a trackpad or a mouse? Or is there any other way to quickly use a trackpad with both an ipad and a mac without having to disconnect in bluetooth settings?
FYI the main competitor to Tooth Fairy is AirBuddy, and the dev has been seeding a 2.0 beta to testers. He talked about new features on the latest episode of StackTrace, including being able to easily pair AirPods with the Mac, using undocuments Apple APIs. Timestamped discussion starts here:
My experience matches @tjluoma’s. Using Tooth Fairy (which I have through Setapp) to disconnect my Magic Trackpad 2 from the Mac does save some time, and I can reconnect to the Mac quickly by plugging it via Lightning.
The time suck is connecting to the iPad. Simply tapping the MT2 from the list of unconnected devices in the Bluetooth settings has never worked. There’s always some go-round of forgetting the MT2 and then re-pairing. Sometimes this takes only one attempt but not usually.
The only way I know of to get around this is to buy a new MT2 just for the iPad.
I hoped you could add a shortcut on the iPad that connects the trackpad but that does not work. I’ve found this works quicker for airpods than the bluetooth interface, by setting them as airplay destinations.
After I wrote the reply yesterday I tested the KM remote trigger with my mac, and that works as expected. Found I could now switch from mac to iPad within seconds.