track pad double click and hold to drag isn't working...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Z400Racer37, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
    hey guys,

    when ever i double tap and hold to drag something on my MBP running lion, it doesn't work... it used to... the tap to click option is selected in the settings menu, and it works fine on my mothers identical MBP... double tap to click works fine too... any thoughts?
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Did you check the settings in:

    System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Mouse & Trackpad -> Trackpad Options

    The relevant setting is [x] Dragging (with Drag Lock)
  3. Z400Racer37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
  4. cgrendy3 macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    YaY! Double TAP/DRAG Works!

    I am so glad I found this thread! :D I updated from LEOPARD to Mountain Lion, and thought the 'tap/drag' option was just removed--for some obscure reason! Grrrr. (Like the four-finger swipe to show open apps...?)

    Although, virtually the same as thundersteele--thank you!--explains, the sequence I followed was:

    System Preferences-->Accessibility-->Mouse and Trackpad-->Trackpad Options-->
    Enable Dragging (check box)-->With Drag Lock (choose option)

    Hope this helps! ;)

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