Drag selection with Trackpad

captaincurk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 25, 2007
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Hia Guys,

today my all new MBP 2.4 Ghz arrived and I am happy ^^

Now I have a question :)

How can I select multiple Objects and then drag them somewhere? I enabled dragging and drag-lock, but I can't figure out how to move a larger selection. When I tap my trackpad a second time after making my selection, all elements but one get deselected :(

This is obviously a weird "first question", but it is rather unnerving still, since I am currently moving a considerable lot of data around.

Thank's in advance and this won't be the last time you heard from me ;)

Greetings, Jonas
 

WildCowboy

Administrator/Editor
Staff member
Jan 20, 2005
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Double tap, then drag a box around the items you want to move. Single tap finishes drawing the box. Double tap on any of the highlighted items and hold on the second tap, dragging the items wherever you want to go.
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
9,186
115
I find it much easier to just select items I want by holding down CMD (Apple key) and then drag the items by holding down the trackpad button.

I don't like using the tapping feature for dragging on the trackpad because once when I was copying all my Applications to back them up, I accidentally double tapped and freakin OSX opened all 120 of them!

Had to reboot - didn't fancy closing 120 programs.
 

L3X

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2006
511
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Chesapeake, VA
I find it much easier to just select items I want by holding down CMD (Apple key) and then drag the items by holding down the trackpad button.

I don't like using the tapping feature for dragging on the trackpad because once when I was copying all my Applications to back them up, I accidentally double tapped and freakin OSX opened all 120 of them!

Had to reboot - didn't fancy closing 120 programs.
ahh man, that's pretty funny though
 

poolish

macrumors regular
Jul 23, 2007
139
0
south coast, uk
when using dragging, not drag-lock. is there a way to change the delay between when you lift your finger after dragging something, and when you can tap again to move the mouse normally.

because it seems that if i drag something using double tap, then lift my finger, and then quickly after, i put my finger back on to move the mouse, it stil drags.

i would like to use this feature, because im used to using it from my sony laptop, but i have just been using the mouse button to drag things on my macbook.

cheers