TrackPad drag gesture has stopped working in OS Lion. Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wlow3, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. wlow3 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    First thing I had noticed is that the "Look up" three-figure double tap gesture had stopped working with my magic trackpad in OS Lion (on my iMac). No matter which of the main apps I tried this in (Mail, Safari, etc.) I wouldn't get a pop up.

    I finally figured out it was interfering with MenuCalendarClock which evidently has the same gesture to make the events list drop down. I quit the app and the Look Up gesture started working.

    In the meantime I had unchecked and rechecked every item under Point & Click in System Preferences. For whatever reason, this caused me to lose the the ability to tap, tap-and-hold to drag, and I have not been able to get it back. Every other gesture works fine. Drag still works with my Magic Mouse.

    I tried restarting my computer; I've tried unpairing it and repairing it - nothing has worked yet.

    Is there any fix, any Terminal command, etc. that might restart this gesture?
  2. wlow3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    I got it.

    I got it. Drag options have been moved to Universal Access. I guess unchecking the one finger tap under Trackpad also unchecked the drag option in its new location. Rechecking it fixed the issue.

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