13"MBP (2016) + 3 finger drag issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kwandrews, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. kwandrews macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else had an issue with the touchpad on the new MBP? With 3 finger drag, it rarely engages and I have to press to click, hold, drag (which I hate). It's not my fingers. It works fine on my 12" MBr and my Magic Trackpad (with this MBP, so it's enabled) that I've had for year. Also works on my old 2012 MBA and my wife's old 2010 MBP as well. This is driving me nuts. Anyone else? Any suggestions?

    It seems like the surface is different. It feels a little more coarse than the 12" which is buttery smooth. The same on the external trackpad.
     
  2. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    I am having the same issue. I first turned on the three finger drag in accessibility, then I tried it and it didn't work. I figured I didn't properly select the option in the setting dropdown, so I went back. Turns out I changed the setting correctly and the drag just wasn't working well. For me, I'd say it works 70% of the time. Very annoying.
     
  3. kwandrews thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad to know it's not my imagination!
     
  4. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    Yep, it's bugged, but I don't hear a lot of uproar. I guess Apple wants to get rid of it eventually. I always thought 3 finger drag was the pinnacle of laptop navigation.
     
  5. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    I'm on the 15", fully spec'd out aside from the SSD. It doesn't seem to be limited to a particular machine from what I gather.
     
  6. kwandrews thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Me too...without it, I'm pissed off. Seriously. I despise clicking. I NEVER click. It's all taps/touch, no pushing down. So click and drag is a showstopper for me.
     
  7. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    It's being actively discussed in a couple of other threads. I'm with you...I dins 3-finger drag to be extremely useful and it is a big part of my workflow. Hopefully a fix will come in the form of a software update. If you haven't done so already, please make Apple aware of the issue. Cheers...
     
  8. kwandrews thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Done. I AM returning my MBP as it's a hassle to use without this feature. I put that in the report as well. It's just unacceptable. I've also had a few scrolling issues as well. Since it's the MAIN interaction with the Mac, it's not usable if its not reliable.
     
  9. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I assume you don't want to wait for a software update? If you don't' like it, you should definitely return it...but a fix might not be too far away.
     
  10. kwandrews thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've got other issues with it, this was just the last straw. Ex., when running Lightroom 6 it's very choppy, pegs the CPU big time, etc. and it runs just fine on my old 2012 i7 mini. LOL, LR runs just as well on my MacBook retina as it does on the MBP and that's one of the main reasons I got it, to upgrade from the MBr.....guess I'll wait for the fix and then go high end 13" or the base 15".
     
  11. IndigoDesign macrumors regular

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    I'm also running the legendary mac mini late 2012.
    Best Apple value/money there ever was.
    Those were the good times.

    Never going to get rid of it.
     
  12. paslax macrumors newbie

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    Same issue. Three finger drag is intermittent on 2016 13" MBP Touch Bar. Works flawlessly on my 2011 MBA.
     
  13. lobo1978 macrumors 6502

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    It is working flawlessly for me on new 13" noTouch ... Delete .plist with settings usually it helps -google for specifics but settings are here: ~/Library/Preferences/
     
  14. frank33v macrumors member

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    Yea I don't get it as it is working flawlessly for me also on my 13" nonTB.
     

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