The iPad is by far one of the most powerful tablet devices ever owned or used. At first, many people struggle to find a way to use the iPad as a secondary monitor without wires. After all, why would you want to use something as powerful as an iPad as a secondary monitor when you can use a normal computer monitor? In this short article, we will discover how to use the iPad as a second monitor in Linux.
If you are like me and struggle to always remember to switch windows as you need them, then the good news is that the Apple iPad has you covered. You can actually use the tap of your finger to switch windows on or off. That’s right, the Apple iPad has an extremely small button on its screen that acts as both a regular “touchpad” and a physical second monitor. How cool is that? Not only does it make pressing the button a lot easier, but it also enables you to use the iPad as a secondary display for whatever you need to do. All you do is make sure that your secondary window displays the same content as your primary window (for example, if you are working on your notes, you can open the note tab and use the tap to note-book notes function).
One thing to be aware of though, is that the functionality of this feature is a bit hit and miss at times. I’ve found that sometimes it just works and sometimes, it doesn’t. My advice is to keep an eye out for any error messages that you get with the “tap to see if it works” method. If none of those errors come up, then the iPad can very well double for a real pc monitor, so long as the screen is large enough to see everything.
There are some other neat things that you can do with your iPad when in a Windows environment as well. One such thing is the ability to use your keyboard and mouse simultaneously for all of your apps. The iPad has two displays – a regular physical one as well as the small floating digital pen that is used to select items. While the buttons and menus can be displayed in the normal way, you can use your virtual 2 monitors to launch your most frequently used apps, launch new ones or simply scroll through the options on the screen.
This is pretty much what you would do with a regular computer monitor as far as using multiple apps is concerned, only you have two displays! You could also use your iPad to display a “scrolling panoramic map” of your room or wherever you are. This is useful for things like helping people find their way around a crowded hall, or displaying a layout of your living room when you aren’t actually there. In other words, you can use your tablet as a multi-functional, fully mobile tablet!
There are, of course, some things that you won’t be able to do on an iPad. You can’t use it as a secondary monitor for your mac, nor can you use your mac to display video. That’s because there isn’t actually a USB port on an iPad. Therefore, you need to use a Bluetooth device or connect the iPad to your laptop using a USB cable.
However, you can still use your iPad as a secondary monitor for your Mac. All you need to do is set up an iPad to use as a multi-display device in conjunction with your existing mac. There are two different methods of setting this up. You can either use a software package such as the iPad Bluetooth Software Bundle from Tiger Loans or Graphics Card Adapter for Mac from CNET. Both these products are available at various retailers.
The second method involves physically connecting the iPad to your laptop using a dock connector or Lightning cable. In order to do this, you’ll need to remove the battery from your iPad and plug the tablet into your laptop’s USB port. Then, select the apple menu bar at the top and select settings. Make sure that you select the apple monitor to use as the display and then select the connections tab. Set up a direct connection by selecting the dock connector or Lightning cable that came with your iPad.