3-Finger drag vs Double tap to drag

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by PatriotInvasion, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. PatriotInvasion macrumors 68000


    Jul 18, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I'm finding it a little tough remembering to use 3 fingers to drag and kind of miss the old double tap with one finger to drag. I don't mind getting used to the new feature, but is there anyway to use the old drag method instead?

    General thoughts?
  2. SteveJUK macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I don't understand why Apple changed this either but you can revert to the previous double tap method by going into:

    System Preferences > Universal Access >Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options

    Tick the box "Dragging ... without Drag Lock" and click Done

    Hope this helps,

  3. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    Thanks for posting... I found that the three finger drag functions better/easier and was able to adjust to the four finger swipes but it really screwed up everyone else in the family.. so back to the double tap to drag I am :D I do wonder why Apple didn't just make dragging a default "on" option unless they don't want us dragging stuff?

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