Lion GM: Tap & Drag is missing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ntoxicated, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. ntoxicated macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed a lot of this going on from one Dev Preview to the next. Tap & Drag is now gone. I really hope it's put back!
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    While that is gone, you can always use multitouch, with the 3-finger drag.
     
  3. Atarikid macrumors regular

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    Yes, and this is much easier too. Tap&Drag never felt right imo
     
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Tap and drag was often too easy to do inadvertently imo.
     
  5. baryon macrumors 68040

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    Go to System Prefs > Universal Access and you can enable it there. This has been like this for the past build too.
     
  6. Atarikid macrumors regular

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    Indeed! Thats why 3-finger drag is way better imo
     
  7. wolfneuralnet macrumors newbie

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    Double-tap to select

    I must be missing something easy -- I know the double-click to drag is gone, but what happened to the double click to select text?

    I seriously don't know how to select text now with the tap feature on. Sad.

    Edit: Oh, I get it -- three fingers is now select as well. We'll see whether I get used to this!
     
  8. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Double tapping with one finger selects text for me.
     
  9. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    FANTASTIC tip...THANK YOU!!
     
  10. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    I find this a lot easier. Thought it had been removed when I saw no option in the trackpad preferences. It really should be added back in there, I am guessing that a lot of people will miss that feature & think they can't get it back.
     
  11. andreten macrumors newbie

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    3-figer dragging is great and all, but how do you use quick navigations? Example; 3-fingers forward and back to quickly navigate in all apps.
     
  12. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    haha! i just posted about this on another thread...totally didn't know there was a thread about it. anyways...it's really uncomfortable to three-finger drag and highlight things. especially if you have big hands and your using a MBP or MBA. might as well get an external TrackPad hahaha!
     
  13. GreyMatta macrumors regular

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    I was trying to find the tap and drag option all day yesterday. Thought I was going mad when I couldnt find it :)
     
  14. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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    i did a clean install, thought it was all gone.

    but when i re-migrate all the settings from my SL. tap and drag re-appeared. joy :) how and what to trigger it on a fresh install without migration?? no idea. anyone enlighten me the steps please.
     
  15. Aquatic macrumors newbie

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    When you touble tap on the title bar, it does tap & drag (if enabled). If you double tap on text or other items in the window, it selects them (as you have noticed).
     
  16. Aquatic macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very very much! While I could have gotten used to the three-finger drag, I didn't want to give up browser gestures for forward/back, which require three fingers on anything except Safari. I kept trying different configs of 2 or three fingers or both, but nothing gave me all the control I wanted. Now I have it again!

    I'm already used to the "Natural Scrolling"... I just pretend it's a big iPad.
     

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