Drag & Drop on Desktop Items Opens Items

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Laisha, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Laisha macrumors member

    Laisha

    #1
    My husband got a new MacBook Pro, which is good. But he keeps yelling at it, which is bad.

    When he uses drag & drop on the desktop, sometimes it works but much of the time, it will open the file he is trying to drag. He's not a novice, so he knows how to D&D.

    Is there a setting or something that can be jiggered? Or something else?
     
  2. Laisha thread starter macrumors member

    Laisha

    #2
    I'm guessing that the answer is no.

    Or that I made no sense?
     
  3. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    #3
    What is he using to drag and drop, a mouse, trackpad?
     
  4. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    If you do not have it setup this way then that might be the problem. Very hard to drag and drop by one finger touch.

    Goto Settings / TrackPad / turn off More gestures Swipe betwee full-screen.....like below. Goto Settings /Accessibility/TrackPad/ Turn on 3 finger Enable dragging like below.

    This is a easy way to drag and drop using 3 fingers.

    Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 2.52.12 PM.png Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 2.52.44 PM.png
     
  5. Laisha thread starter macrumors member

    Laisha

    #5
    Trackpad.
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    Thank you! I'll have him do it and get back to you with results.
     
  6. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    How is your husband Track Pad going lately? Hopefully better.
     

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