No 3 finger drag for windows no more?

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  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    I'm so use to dragging windows around using 3 fingers on the macbook before, but I can't seem to find that option anymore on the new RMB.
     
  2. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    I was just in a store today checking out the new MB. You're correct, the three finger drag is missing. :confused:

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  5. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I searched and found the same thing. Why would they move that feature to Accessiblity?
     
  6. 212rikanmofo, Apr 27, 2015
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    212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Could you please show me exactly where in accessibility that option is? I can't seem to find it.

    Nevermind, I finally found where it is. They really buried that option in there. Strange why they would move that to accessibility. But it works and I'm happy that feature is still available.

    Thanks so much!
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    It is definitely hidden. I think using 3 fingers for mission control and to switch between spaces is easiest. Apple probably didn't want a huge variant of default gestures....3 finger swipe, 4 finger swipe, 3 finger drag. They really made it the most simple and intuitive way out of the box.
     
  8. tweii3 macrumors newbie

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    system preferences > accessibility > mouse & trackpad > trackpad options > enable dragging > three finger drag

    I was confused at first too; I don't know why they wouldn't just leave it under System Preferences > Trackpad..
     
  9. Roman2K~ macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a three-finger dragger as well and feared they got rid of the option. Fortunately, the solution was just a quick Google search way: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204609

    The change must have been in an effort to keep the Trackpad pane simple since they added yet another layer of configurability with Force Touch pressure-levels now in the mix. Since they collect statistics (see Preferences > Privacy > Diagnostics & Usage), they must have gathered three-finger drag isn't popular enough to warrant keeping its spot in the crowded Trackpad pane.
     
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