new rMBP doesn't double tap drag?

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  1. mgsnat75 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, just received my rMBP after ordering a month ago. This thing is fantastic and am very pleased with this purchase. One thing to note and this isn't a huge issue but i noticed that when i double tap to stretch or compress a window or any double tap dragging it doesn't work. I have checked the correct settings on the control panel but no go. clicking and dragging works. What could i be missing? thanks.
     
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    I think dragging is triple fingered, and you have to switch it on in preferences (it's disabled by default)
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's been moved in Lion.

    Now you activate tap-and-drag in the Universal Acces pane of your System Preferences.

    Sys Prefs -> Universal Access -> Mouse and Trackpad -> Trackpad Options.
     
  4. mgsnat75 thread starter macrumors member

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    Worked! thanks.
     
  5. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I think it's ridiculous it's there instead of right in the track pad pane. I'm glad I didn't have to learn to live with three finger drag.
     
  6. Dangerous Theory, Jul 10, 2012
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    Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I think this setting was imported from snow leopard, so of it was set up there it would carry forward, but otherwise you have to access it as mentioned above.

    Edit, my post doesn't really apply to you since the rMBP can't run SL, but I think it's true for older MBPs anyway
     
  7. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, thank you! I couldn't see a way to set this either, and really missed it.
     
  8. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    I've used every OS from Mac OS9 up, and I have never had to access it from 'accesibility'. But hell maybe it just carried on through upgrades.
     
  9. andybrown44 macrumors regular

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    It's in accesibility settings because it's for disabled people with only 1 finger.
     
  10. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    ... So only one fingered people need it? Could use it? I am having a hard time wrapping my fragile mind around that concept.
     
  11. andybrown44 macrumors regular

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    It was a joke. :rolleyes:
     
  12. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    Three Finger is great...

    it says its for window dragging, but its for anything thats click hold and drag. I use it to move windows, scroll bars, files... whatever... its great.
     
  13. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    So was mine :D

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    Except for in games... then its just too much.
     
  14. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    depends on the game... works great in some.
     
  15. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    it was killing me adapting to 3 finger drag in starcraft 2 but it could just be me :rolleyes:
     
  16. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    Three-finger drag just seems awkward to me, especially when selecting text. Tap-and-drag is lovely.
     

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