1-Finger Tap Window dragging?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBX, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Hey there

    Just got a new MBP 15'' with Mavericks. But I'm disappointed to see that Apple has gotten rid of the "1-finger tap window dragging" in the touchpad settings?

    Is this no longer possible? I'm coming from Snow Leopard 10.6x and loved the fact that I don't have to press the touchpad down to right click or drag windows and now this seems gone.

    Any ideas?
  2. TonyYYZ macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Coming from a pure Windows background, I still find myself trying to do this each time I use my Mac.
  3. chibisukee macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2012
    Go to System Settings->Accessibility->Mouse and Trackpad->Trackpad Options

    Check enable dragging and select with drag lock.
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    its called tap to click

    you can make secondary click a variety of things in the menu below tap to click

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  5. GSPice macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    3-finger drag is great.
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    Pretty sure he is looking for the dragging part where you tap once, hold the finger down, and drag the window. The poster above you rightly answered this question. It can be found under Accessibility.
  7. philxor macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    Yeah I've transitioned myself completely to the 3-finger drag.
  8. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Guys, Apple has replaced the 1-finger window dragging with 3-fingers now. This IS HORRIBLE.

    Dragging windows or files with 3 fingers is extremely annoying, frustrating and leading to stupid results (prematurely dropping a file or window position accidentally).

    WTF. Why is Apple constantly giving us only 1 Option and replacing previous ones without giving an alternative :mad:

    Any idea how to fix this?
  9. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Really!? Read the helpful posts you got. The second response gave you what you wanted:
  10. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    lol awesome, thanks guys. Sorry I overlooked chibisukee's post/ suggestion.

    Great! Thanks
  11. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    I'm running mavericks,

    I can only 3 finger drag the top part of the window? Can I get it to 3 finger drag any part of the window?

    I don't really see the point of only 3 finger dragging the top part of the window when I can just single click it and drag....
  12. philxor macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
  13. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    BetterTouchTool can do this, I just tested it.

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