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Mouse controls like PC for Pocket edition

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    SimonJared commented
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    Make it without mod like tool box pls do it

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    RRRRRenG commented
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    It's an honest too God damn shame that this has been going on for years with nothing done. People don't find out that they can't use mouse and keyboard properly until they actually... well USE IT because we're mislead to believe from the get go that we can due to settings for mouse and keyboard support sitting there in the settings menu. I especially only found out about all of this frustration only after purchasing the mouse and keyboard specifically to play mcpe. The fact that nothing has been done for the past several years in ridiculous and a massive turn off for many players that just want the damn thing inplemented.

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    Gideon Afos commented
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    I know right it will be so cool of you could play Minecraft pe with the connection of a mouse but me I got an Android *86 os called linage os and I connect a mouse and keyboard to it but I realized that you can only enable keyboard and not mouse and it's is only toolbox for Minecraft that has the function but I don't want it to look like cheating on servers so please Mojang can you fix it and add the function for mouse function

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    RaptorLXXVIII commented
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    Is this the excuse for making it incompatible with Chromebooks? Makes sense, because with the mouse settings displayed in the menu, you can argue that it is broken and the experience is inconsistent.

    Problem is that there is an incentive NOT to fix this. Microsoft has already lost or is losing the market to the next generation (i.e. school kids), whom overwhelmingly use Chromebooks. This is probably why Education Edition on Chromebooks REQUIRES a school-based Microsoft account (which is rare for most districts/localities compared to a school-based Google account). IF Microsoft fixes this issue, they'll have a harder time defending making it incompatible with Chromebooks, and people would just figure out to sideload it anyway (I have). If it is compatible with Chromebooks, that is one more piece of leverage they lose in the fight to win back the next generation to the Microsoft ecosystem.

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    RaptorLXXVIII commented
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    Here is another thought.

    IF they fix this on Android/Chromebooks, it essentially becomes equivalent to the Windows 10 version, but $20 cheaper! People who paid $27 for the Windows 10 version, but would have otherwise used the Android/Chromebook version would scream bloody murder.

    They could also raise the price on Android to make it the same as the Windows 10 and console version, but people would scream bloody murder about that.

    They could make a SEPARATE Android version, only for Chromebooks, that costs the same as Windows 10 ($27), but people would scream bloody murder again because the only difference would be mouse support, for which there is clearly no technical barrier.

    If this is what is really going on, they are really stuck. The problem is that the pricing of Android apps is so different (i.e. cheaper) than other platforms, it is really hard to make things fair for both the consumer AND Microsoft in terms of value.

    So, how about a paid $20 upgrade option (e.g. in-app purchase) for the Android version that adds/unlocks mouse support? People using phones and tablets can still be happy with the base $7 option, and people like me would much rather fork over an extra $20 vs. all kinds of crazy workarounds like Crostini, Java etc. It's not a GREAT option, but it seems to be the most fair to me. Maybe there are business/technical/legal reasons why they can't do something like this.

    Shut up and take my money! 😉

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    RaptorLXXVIII commented
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    Also, while they might be able to work something out on Android/Chromebook with respect to a different version or in-app-purchase to unlock mouse support, that might be more difficult to do with Apple devices due to their more restrictive policies (e.g. see the current fight between Epic and Apple over Fortnite).

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    quasarscript commented
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    Please add this!!! The mouse controls are literally unusable :(

    Just got a new mouse and keyboard to play on my tablet and I am so disappointed. I saw the mouse and keyboard options in the settings and I naturally thought it'd be there!

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    MCthicNUGGET commented
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    Doesn't it work normally when u make touch only affects hotbar when have ur mouse and keyboard attached

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    RaptorLXXVIII commented
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    This has been reported many times on bugs.mojang.com, but it just get marked as RESOLVED with the claim that it works as intended or is a duplicate of a previous bug. However, they are apparently reluctant to simply come out and state the obvious: "If you want this functionality, you'll have to buy the Windows 10 version and a PC."

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    ItsFin4391 commented
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    Hey, I have Found a Way For Android and IOS Phones to use A Mouse Without Dragging! Just use "Toolbox" 

     

     

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    LumOS5784 commented
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    They should absolutely implement it.... use fingers on a small screen is just a pain if you play a lot....

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    There is an app called mcpe toolbox which enables mouse control in mcpe

    But it is mainly a cheat client
    And I don't want to cheat so please add mouse control feature natively to mcpe

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    Jashn Vaswani commented
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    That would be better if we can control PE by mouse.

    I was just downloading keymapers for PE but they didn't work.

    If that would be added it would give windows 10 edition like experience.

    Please add that

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    DEADSHOT3095 commented
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    now how do i do it???

     

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    Utkarsh2166 commented
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    Guys can we lock mouse in android 6

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    TheAdenGarza commented
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    Add This!

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    G2 Zoe commented
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    One of the biggest reasons I only play on pc is because of the AMAZING controls. If I can have the same controls it would make my day, I'm not much of a touch screen gamer but I'd really enjoy playing on my phone with the right controls. (yeah I know I could just play abroad on my laptop, but it's bigger and honestly it'd be super cool to just have it on the phone)

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    I would love to have mouse suport whith out any apps they should add that

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    YVbakker commented
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    In iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 the Game Controller Framework was added, which would be perfect for this.

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    TrueLegendYT commented
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    Honestly, I love thos game, and I own it on mobile, Xbox win 10 and Java, but my phone runs faster than any of these, which is funny because an Xbox is meant for gaming, but my phones faster. Anyways, in the game settings it has the option to edit keyboard and mouse controls, but rn tbh I feel like its there too tease me, cuz I bought all the stuff to connect to my phone and its been worthless, please fix this Microsoft. This chat has been hoping for two years, please do something about this!

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    RANDOM2546 commented
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    Please add it to mcpe I always get destroyed by pc players