Goldfrapp

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On Mac, I do it all the time: I drag with 3 fingers over text to highlight it, I drag icons, graphic elements, etc. On iPad, dragging with 3 fingers switches apps instead.

Please tell me it’s possible to replicate the Mac functionality.
 
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Ambulater

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As far as I can tell, you can’t replicate that functionality on the iPad with MKB. You have to click the trackpad, hold the ”click” and drag.
 

Goldfrapp

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As far as I can tell, you can’t replicate that functionality on the iPad with MKB. You have to click the trackpad, hold the ”click” and drag.
Thanks for the reply.

Ugh, that’s really annoying. Click-and-dragging icons, text, or any element across the huge screen on a tiny trackpad is next to impossible. The only option is to do it directly on the screen.
 

wolfie

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I agree. Along with 3 tap quick look. implementation of this would go a long way to making this the perfect replacement
 

1193001

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just got it, literally cant do nothing dragging wise on lumafusion, apple really needs more options on gestures, this honestly feels broken.
 

macdogpro

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I found this since the iPadOS 14 released, and no one talk about this:

Settings > Accessibility > Pointer Control > Double-Tap to Drag

It’s not as convenience as three fingers drag, but way better than click and drag
 
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1193001

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I found this since the iPadOS 14 released, and no one talk about this:

Settings > Accessibility > Pointer Control > Double-Tap to Drag

It’s not as convenience as three fingers drag, but way better than click and drag
will try asap , luckily i got 15 days to return the keyboard if i find it useless
 

1193001

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I found this since the iPadOS 14 released, and no one talk about this:

Settings > Accessibility > Pointer Control > Double-Tap to Drag

It’s not as convenience as three fingers drag, but way better than click and drag
setting looks missing
 

macdogpro

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setting looks missing

That’s weird, which steps missing?

Here’s the steps’ screen shot:
IMG_0821.jpeg
 
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Fat.tofu

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The double-tap to drag option is missing on iPadOS 14.2. Dont know why they removed it. But for those who had set it up before on previous os, the setting carries over.
 
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