El Capitan - Touchpad one-finger dragging?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by fessen, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. fessen macrumors member

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    I haven't seen that anyone else has asked about this, so I am assuming I am missing something that should be pretty obvious. Anyway ...

    I am upgrading a 2009 MBP from Snow Leopard to El Capitan.

    How do you activate one-finger dragging for the touchpad? This was an option in Snow Leopard's System Preferences window (screencap attached), but I don't see it in El Capitan.
     

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  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    If you use one finger to press and hold on trackpad while mouse cursor is on title bar of a Window, you would be able to do "one finger dragging".
    But if you want to find an alternative way to do so in El Capitan, there is a "three finger tap to move" gesture.
    And if what I remembered was correct, you can find an option called "tap to hold".
    Maybe, you can find something more from accessibility panel.
     
  3. jackeill macrumors member

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    Does it mean that it is always on? I have it always off right now as Apple clearly doesn't know how to implement that properly. When one finger dragging is enabled there is noticeable lag for EVERY left-tap (and it's been like this forever). Strange that in this case Microsoft always had it implemented properly - no lag in Windows.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    Well, if you refer to one finger move, it is probably gone in El Capitan.
    But if you refer to three-finger move, you can close it.
    And, as I may know, trackpad gesture has changed quite a lot from Yosemite, or even mavericks.
     
  5. fessen thread starter macrumors member

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    It's hidden in accessibility panel. Thanks.
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    No worries. :)
     

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