Force Click, and drag?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by emir, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. emir macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2008
    So the new Macbook, and the new 13" rMBP for that matter, have the force click feature that has a vibrating motor beneath the trackpad to replicate the feeling of clicking. I've noticed that most of my clicking isn't that just to click but hold and drag something. That's why I feel it is necessary to have an actual mechanism that "goes down" a bit instead of a motor that vibrates once to replicate a click.

    I'll still have to see one in person to make a final judgement but seems I'll have to get used to not clicking and dragging but double tapping and dragging. Not that I'll be getting the new Macbook or anything but it is obvious this is the way of future Macs with trackpads. It would be stupid to go that way with the external bluetooth trackpad though.

    Just my 2 cents.
  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Surely you can enable three-finger dragging, it's what I always use on my rMBP, even prefer to use it over the physical button. I tried double-tap to drag on my 12" PowerBook G4 (which doesn't support three-finger drag) and found it very annoying.
  3. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    3 finger drag works well but I also like clicking and dragging for the feel. What I find very intuitive is clicking with my thumb at the bottom of the trackpad and then using a pointer or middle finger to drag a window or select text so I hope there's a way to replicate that with force touch.
  4. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

    Rachel Faith

    Apr 24, 2007
    I got very used to the gestures and light touches on the stand alone pad I used with my Mac Mini Theater Server. Not sure how this extra touch force or fake feedback will work.
  5. djbuu macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2015
    This is completely and totally unnecessary. The functionality of the new trackpad is EXACTLY THE SAME as the old one. There is absolutely no need to change your habits.

    I know this because I've used the new trackpad.

    I'll describe it. Lets say on the old trackpad you used X amount of force to click the mechanism and then drag, and then release. We all know how this works.

    On the new trackpad, you will STILL USE X as the amount of force. While it's adjustable, by my personal estimation, the default setting is the same amount of force as the old trackpad. Then you will drag and release, just as you do today.

    Your post makes a huge assumption and generalization but it's not founded or warranted.

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