1-Finger Tap Window dragging?

MBX

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Sep 14, 2006
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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?
 

TonyYYZ

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

chibisukee

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

Check enable dragging and select with drag lock.
 

GSPice

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Nov 24, 2008
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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?
3-finger drag is great.
 

MBX

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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?
 

simon48

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Sep 1, 2010
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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?
Really!? Read the helpful posts you got. The second response gave you what you wanted:
Go to System Settings->Accessibility->Mouse and Trackpad->Trackpad Options

Check enable dragging and select with drag lock.
 

MBX

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

Great! Thanks
 

drenline

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Aug 8, 2010
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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....
 

simon48

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