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How to enable double-tap drag?

Panini

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Jun 12, 2012
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Palo Alto, CA
I used to have the feature enabled where you can double tap (not click) to act as holding down the mouse button and it was very useful for dragging things around.

I fiddled around with the trackpad settings (system preferences) - namely the Point & Click settings, and now, all of a sudden, double tap to trag doesn't work and I can't find where the setting to reenable it is.

Where is it?
 

Stack

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Aug 30, 2009
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I had the same problem when I first got it. Go into the System Preferences - Accessibility Options then Trackpad settings and it's in there.
 
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Panini

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Jun 12, 2012
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Palo Alto, CA
I had the same problem when I first got it. Go into the System Preferences - Accessibility Options then Trackpad settings and it's in there.

Thanks! Found it under Universal Access > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options > Dragging

Out of curiosity - do you know what drag lock does?
 
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Stack

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Thanks! Found it under Universal Access > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options > Dragging

Out of curiosity - do you know what drag lock does?

Sorry confused Accessibilty and Universal Access.

Dragging:

  1. Double tap and hold to begin dragging.
  2. Release the mouse.
  3. Depending on the amount of time that has passed, moving the mouse will do one of the following:
Brief delay: moving the mouse continues the dragging, essentially behaving the exact same way as drag lock. The cycle is then repeated once you release your finger.
Longer delay: dragging is stopped.

Dragging & Drag Lock:

  1. Double tap and hold to begin dragging.
  2. Release the mouse.
  3. Moving the mouse will continue dragging.
  4. Tap once to stop the dragging.
 
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