Drag and Drop on Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by InSides, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. InSides macrumors newbie

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    So, recently moved to a 2011 Unibody MBP from a 2007 Santa Rosa MBP. More significantly, moved from a single-button trackpad to a no-button trackpad.

    I am having some difficulties with drag and drop over on Windows 7. There don't seem to be such issues on the OSX side.

    Namely, drag and drop is really difficult since I need to press the trackpad and drag. I would usually just hold the button and drag - and on the OSX side, I seem to be able to press and hold one finger and drag with the other.

    Not working on the Windows 7 side.

    I tried the drag lock option under BootCamp settings, but it is terribly cumbersome to use.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. InSides thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Drag and drop is insanely problematic in Windows. Surely this is not intentional?
     
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    The Boot Camp drivers provided by Apple aren't that great, especially for the trackpad and the brightness controls. When I'm dragging and dropping files in Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro, I tend to press down with one finger and drag with another finger.

    I have my trackpad set up on Windows 7 and OS X to have it so that the bottom left corner is left click and the bottom right is right click. Tap to click is disabled.
     
  4. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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  5. InSides thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, basically, I cannot have "tap-to-click" and have "press down with one finger and drag with another finger" at the same time.

    That sucks.
     
  6. slackpacker macrumors 6502a

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    Its the crapy drivers Apple has crippled an almost perfect laptop for a switcher or multi OS user. There are alternatives right now but they are complex hacks and best avoided in my opinion. I guess we will have to wait for the next rev. There is a new Bootcamp update.. but it does not mention a new Trackpad driver in the release notes.
     
  7. InSides thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You mean, an update newer than 3.2? Since I just got the Mac a week ago, the Snow Leopard DVD came with BootCamp 3.2. Are we expecting newer drivers soon?
     

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