iPad: Macros list (cmd hold) interferring when switchin iPad apps
I am using Jump Desktop on my iPad with Magic Keyboard. When I am connected to a macOS using Fluid, I frequently switch back and forth between iPad apps and back to jump, for instance, I might want to copy/paste from iPad notes app or respond to an IM on the iPad,..etc.
However, when I hold the cmd and repeatedly press tab to select the target iPad app on the iPad switcher, Jump decides to show the overlay of macros. It's very annoying because when I switch back to the Jump app, the list is still stuck there, but even worse the target machine register cmd as being held, and I have to press another cmd to make it disappear, occasionally, I'll have to press Cmd few more times to hide the list and also unstuck the command key on the target machine.
For users who switch repeatedly, it's really annoying and slows down workflow, and have sometimes caused me to almost lose work, because when I would switch back to the remote machine and attempt to type Q, it would see Cmd+Q and try to close the active application.
Is there any solution to this? I don't wnat disable macros entirely as it's quite useful, I just want to disable the macros list or assign different shortcut to it.
At least you are able to see the macro list. It will not even show up for me :/
Hopefully they will get both issues resolved soon.
EDIT: The workaround @hnet posted (see below). Appears to be working fine for me. I am on the current public release, due to test flight expiring the beta for me. Anyone stumbling on this page, try disabling mouse lock.
I’ve actually noticed that when mouse is locked, the macros list doesn’t show. Which is actually what I’m currently using to workaround this issue. In your case you might want to make sure that the mouse pointer is unlocked. You can lock/unlock using settings screen or I think cmd+shift+p shortcut.
I don’t think the macros list is system feature, at least not in this case, because it doesn’t look like the standard list in other official apps. I could be mistaken though.
Been using the mouse lock trick. However further tests shows that the second long cmd press still prompts the macro list. After closing the list a toast message says “mouse is locked”, indicating mouse is automatically unlocked when the macro list is prompted.
Please add an option to disable the macro list.
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