Double Tap Gone?!

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    realitystops

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    I am setting up my new 11" MBA and in working in MAIL I have noticed that even though the trackpad settings are identical to my MBP there is no Double Tap and drag - to highlight a number of emails to delete or move etc..

    I can do it with a real click but am confused as to the 'tap' method not being available.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks

    Sharkey
     
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    yOyOYoo

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    I am setting up my new 13" MBA and noticed I can no longer double tap to minimize a window. Is there some type of setting I missed?!
     
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    fanchee

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    Yes, it's a system preference. I'm not in front of my mac, but its a box that says something about minimizing windows in general or appearance system preferences.
     
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    System Preferences > Dock > Double-click a window's title bar to minimize

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    Boy, did your thread get highjacked. I'd like to know the answer to the original question too. Are both computers running Mail 6.2?
     
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    Getting back to the original question, this seems to have disappeared sometime in the vaguely recent past, either with Lion or Mountain Lion. The replacement gesture is a three-finger tap-and-drag. It's a little different, but accomplishes the same thing.
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for getting back to the original question, and thanks to the OP for bringing this up...I was setting up my wife's aunt's new MBA last week, and was showing her "how to click and drag," except I couldn't click and drag! When I went into the trackpad preferences (finally) I couldn't find it, but I guess this will work. I meant to post and ask this, but got side-tracked...

    I'm supposing the old way wasn't cool enough? Not sure what was wrong with click and drag, I've been using it on my PowerBook's since about 1997...
     
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    I apologize for not helping with your original question... I thought the others were asking the same thing. >_>
     
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    The option is still there in Mountain Lion. However, Apple, in its infinite wisdom, decided that this should no longer be in the Trackpad preferences but in the Accessibility preferences instead. Anyway, here's where you can find it now:

    System preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options > Enable dragging > with or without drag lock
     
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    realitystops

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    Wow, how did you know that?

    Quite amazing, that you found it there, I mean.

    Very kind of you to help!

    And thanks for the 'pock' from the moderator ;-)
     
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    I'm glad to be of help. After all, isn't this what this forum is for? That's where I learnt many of the things I know now, so it's only fair that I help others if (and when) I can.

    I'd love to take all the credit for this, but it was actually someone else I learnt this from. It was around the time ML was released, and I was looking for this particular option myself. Unfortunately, I can't remember who it was, but I'm almost certain it was a forum post.
     
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    Whats the difference between the "with drag lock" and "without drag lock" options?
     
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    I think the difference is that without the lock, if you lift your finger off the trackpad, the window you're dragging is also released, whereas with the lock you need to tap again to release it.

    If I remember correctly, it worked this way in 10.8 (perhaps 10.8.1 too). In 10.8.2, however, it seems to be broken (or is it just my system?). A bug in 10.8.2 perhaps?
     
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    Thanks. That's what I figured, but it wasn't doing anything on my system either, so I thought maybe drag lock meant something else.
     
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    yOyOYoo

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    You guys are good!

    I definitely did not find it user intuitive to find these options so buried in system preferences.
     

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