How to enable double-tap drag?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Panini, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Panini macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  2. Stack macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. Panini thread starter macrumors regular

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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?
     
  4. Stack macrumors member

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    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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