Force Touch: where is the drag&drop ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Max(IT), Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    The question could be silly, but as a long time user of the MacBook Pro I'm missing the old good "drag&drop" gesture i used to do on the touchpad, on my new MacBook Pro early 2015.
    I can push (actually I'm not pushing anything) on a file to select it, but I can't find a way to move/copy it to another place.
    An harder push just opens a preview for the file...
    The only option is to "right-click" then copy&paste from the menu ?
    Am I missing something ?

    Thanks
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I just keep my thumb down and move my index finger dragging the files. You select the file with a single regular click and just keep your finger there. Think of it as an arching motion over a dot, where the dot is your thumb held down.
     
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    Are you speaking about a two-fingers gesture, right ?
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I guess you can think of it that way.

    But my usage of the trackpad has always been one handed with my thumb being the "anchor" that clicks, and while clicked I can move my index around comfortably to move a file.

    Hopefully that makes sense.
     
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    tried, and it works, but not as smooth as previous implementation, especially with multiple selections.
    I guess it's a drawback I have to live with.
    Thanks.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Glad so see it works.

    For what it's worth, when I got my rMBP with force touch my approach was to literally just use it EXACTLY like I used the previous models. Perhaps you're overcompensating your interaction with the trackpad because of the changes?
     
  7. melpote macrumors member

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    Max, I just got my new Macbook Pro today. I was so frustrated about the drag and drop. My hand is too awkward to do the two finger thing. So I went to the system preferences>trackpad. I chose the one finger method in the point and click tab. Now I am able to drag and drop with one finger like I was on my old mac. Hope this helps. Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 9.36.38 PM.png
     
  8. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    Are you referring to the 3-finger drag? This is hidden away in the Accessibility preferences.
     
  9. leman macrumors 604

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    There is a bug with Force Touch that sometimes prevents drag-and-drop. It seems to be largely fixed for me in 10.11.2 (even though it still rarely occurs, which is very annoying).
     
  10. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I'd just use and have always used three finger drag.
     
  11. Max(IT) thread starter Suspended

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    excuse me, I can't understand what setting did you changed.
    Your screenshot seems to be identical to mine, except I'm using the two-fingers for secondary click
     
  12. navaira macrumors 68040

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    I know this is an old thread but the only way I managed to drag and drop was by switching off Force Touch... anybody figured it out in the meantime?
     
  13. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - I don't have my Magic Trackpad with me right now, but I can't see where the issue would be. You click and hold using one finger and drag with a different finger.
    Perhaps your issue is that you're pressing too hard and thereby force pressing and activating that function rather than the normal click?
     
  14. navaira macrumors 68040

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    I think that indeed I am pressing too hard but I can't figure out how to NOT do it while using the two-finger drag and drop. Maybe there is a setting I can change but I haven't found it yet.
     
  15. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - You either press less firmly or adjust the sensitivity in System Preferences to match the amount of force you would like to use.
     

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