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User creates MacBook touchscreen with the help of an iPad Pro and Sidecar feature

We have given here all the details of the Sidecar, resource macOS Catalina (It's from iPadOS 13) that allow users to connect iPad as a secondary Mac screen (wired or wireless). The functionality is fantastic by itself, but it brings more utility than we can imagine. How about, for example, reliving a MacBook that is amazed by a screen problem with a simple dose of creativity?

The Reddit User u / andrewkroger It did just that and, in the process, created what will surely be as close as we'll ever see to a touchscreen Mac. He had at home one MacBook (Retina model) still functional, but with broken screen; adding it to your 11 inch iPad Pro, formed the perfect duo.

Of course there was a good deal of engineering involved in the process: Andrew removed the broken LCD screen from the MacBook with its backlight and made some changes to the driver of the machine's display so that it does not screw in with the missing panel. That done, he affixed a magnetic case for the iPad Pro to the place where the screen was previously, to snap the tablet in and out without difficulty.

From this, just joy: the iPad acts deftly as the main screen (and only, alias) of the Mac, even allowing the use of the clear Apple Pencil, without much stability, but this is not the main point of the thing.

In addition to Sidecar, the user also employed an automation utility called Keyboard Maestro to make the initial connection between the iPad and Mac right after turning on the computer. Andrew also used 1Keyboard to use the MacBook keyboard as a tablet input device when Sidecar is off.

Obviously, even with the ingenuity of the process, we are still talking about a trick: It is impossible to close the MacBook with the iPad Pro attached to it, and even without the tablet, the computer can not have its cover completely closed. But a great idea to save a computer that would otherwise be forgotten at the bottom of a drawer or would require hundreds of dollars to repair.

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via The Next Web