how do i middle-mouse drag with the trackpad/keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kronique, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. kronique macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012
    sorry if this has been asked a bunch but i used google and stack overflow.

    my wacom tablet is being fixed, i have no mouse. how can i do this?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You could take a look at BetterTouchTool or MagicPrefs if you have a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad.
  3. kronique thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012
    hey i tried creating a middle click button with this and strangely i can't actually drag with it. not sure why.. does anyone have any other ideas?
  4. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
  5. mikeoertli macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2010
    Broomfield, CO
    Did you ever find a solution? The solutions here work for the middle button click, but I need to click and drag. I've tried BTT keyboard shortcuts for the click then just drag on the trackpad, I've tried trackpad gestures to click then drag the gesture around, nothing seems to work. This is the only thing stopping me from working mouse-free but is an absolute must-have for Verdi waveform debugging.
  6. anp27 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    The DAW that I use, Bitwig Studio utilizes middle mouse dragging to zoom in and out. I am able to mimic this on my Trackpad 2 using a 2 Finger Drag (Up/Down) + Control and Option. Hope this is helpful to anybody looking for a workaround :)

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