With iPadOS 13.4, Apple introduced support for cursor interactions using a mouse or trackpad. The features described on this page are available for iPad users running forScore 11.2 or later; not all interactions are supported by all mice and trackpads.


In most cases, you can scroll or pan by placing two fingers on a trackpad and dragging them around in any direction. With a mouse such as Apple’s Magic Mouse 2, place one finger on the mouse and drag it around to scroll or pan in any direction. If you’re using a device that only supports vertical scrolling, holding down the shift key on a keyboard while scrolling may allow you to scroll horizontally. Like on a computer, scrolling requires the cursor to be positioned directly over the view.

In forScore’s main view, scroll up and down in landscape orientation to move the page up or down when applicable, or scroll left and right to turn pages.

Scroll left and right to adjust forScore’s Fine Selection controls (found in the media box when adjusting loop handles or autoturn markers, and in the Crop panel when de-skewing a page).

Scroll up or down while hovering over the metronome or pitch pipe’s main dials to adjust their BPM or note, respectively.

Zooming & Panning

On a trackpad, use a pinch gesture to zoom in or out on a page. While zoomed in, scroll with a trackpad or mouse to move the page around on the screen.

While cropping a page, use pinch and pan (scroll) gestures to move the page around on the screen.

Secondary Clicking

A secondary click can usually be performed by right clicking on a mouse or by clicking with two fingers on a trackpad. This type of click can be configured in iPadOS’ Settings app.

For every case where forScore supplies a contextual menu, you can access them by performing a secondary click over that view. (You can also click and hold, just like you would with your finger.) Visit this page to see a partial list of the cases where forScore supports these interactions.

If you’re a forScore Pro member, Pop-up Menus allow you to access a number of features or actions with a single quick gesture. Anywhere these menus are supported, you can also activate them with a secondary click. In these cases, forScore presents the pop-up options as a contextual menu that looks slightly different but the actions within them are the same.