3 Finger Drag with Magic Mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by truth1ness, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. truth1ness macrumors regular

    May 8, 2011
    I love the three finger drag on mac trackpads. Is there any way to do this on the Magic Mouse? ie Lay three fingers on the mouse and instantly drag just like on a trackpad?

    I know there is the doubletap+pause-then drag (drag lock) but this is a lot slower and cumbersome than fingersdown-fingersup. I have BetterTouchTool but I don't see any option for three finger drag on Magic Mouse unless I'm missing it.
  2. broadbean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    How would that work on the Mouse? Sometimes I find even the Trackpad area too small for me to drag things around.
  3. truth1ness thread starter macrumors regular

    May 8, 2011
    I guess I should have been clearer. Basically lay three fingers on the surface of the mouse and then move the mouse normally to drag. I don't know about you but I my ring finger is always on the side of the mouse, so you would simply move the ring finger to contact the top and then it would function like a drag. It would be even better than the trackpad 3 finger drag because you'd have all the room you normally have with the mouse to drag around.
  4. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Clicking the mouse and dragging it isn't enough?
  5. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011
    This, why complicating something so simple ?
  6. truth1ness thread starter macrumors regular

    May 8, 2011
    Because dragging/etc without holding the mouse down is great if you have any kind of rsi. If it's such a useless idea then why did Apple bother making it a default for the trackpad (or touch clicking in general)? Both have the same touch hardware so I'd like to do the same action on both.
  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
  8. truth1ness thread starter macrumors regular

    May 8, 2011
    That's it! Thanks!
  9. nottakis macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2018
    Start/Stop Moving just moves the window, but it doesn't help for actions like dragging.
    (So it's not exactly same with 3 Finger Drag with Magic Mouse. )

    My recommendation is use Left-click and attach a custom action like this.
    It's not exactly same but works better. (I use 2 finger tap, because it's easier for apple mouse)

    (sorry for the inconvenience, the image is nasty…)

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  10. youngjae macrumors newbie


    --- Post Merged, Jun 14, 2019 at 8:11 AM ---
    you saved me. thanks!!

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