Trackpad "drag locked" when supposed to be just "dragging"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GA84, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. GA84 Guest

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    #1
    I have the following One Finger setting for my trackpad (Early 2008 17" MBP);

    Tap to Click = Checked
    Dragging = Checked
    Drag Lock = Unchecked

    The problem is that the trackpad behaves as if the "Drag Lock" option was checked when in fact the "Drag Lock" option is Unchecked.
    I find this very annoying.

    Has anyone experienced this problem? Is there any way to make it stop?
     
  2. stjimmyrules macrumors newbie

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    #2
    This is happening to me right now, and I don't know what to do.

    How did you get to the menu to check and uncheck the options?
     
  3. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hello,
    I think this is not really a problem: OSX locks the dragging for a while (half a second ?) even if it is not set to Drag Lock. I think this is made to allow to to drag things even in more than one "drag"

    To release the drag, you just have to wait a bit longer before putting your finger again on the trackpad.

    It was also a bit annoyed by the behaviour but I got quickly used to it ;)
     
  4. GA84 thread starter Guest

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    You can uncheck the "Drag Lock" in System Preferences under Keyboard & Mouse (Trackpad tab).


    Your absolutely right. You actually do have to wait just a bit longer before putting your finger back on the trackpad again.
    Now that I know this, I'm beginning to get used to it already. Thanks a lot!
     
  5. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Yep, actually it appears to be a handy solution :) But I would it would be nice if we could configure it a bit.
     
  6. stjimmyrules macrumors newbie

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    Oh, ok. Thanks. I don't think I have the same problem.

    I can't drag at all with my mouse or trackpad. I can't copy and paste either. IDK what is wrong? Any help?
     
  7. GA84 thread starter Guest

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    That doesn't sound good. On the upside though, I doesn't sound like a hardware defect since you also can't drag with your mouse.

    Are you sure you have set up your mouse and trackpad correctly in System Preferences under Keyboard & Mouse (under the Trackpad tab and under the Mouse tab)?

    Also, have you messed around in System Preferences under Universal Acces (under the Keyboard tap and/or under the Mouse & Trackpad tab)?

    Have you already tried to repair disk permissions?
     
  8. stjimmyrules macrumors newbie

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    I tried all of that. IDK what is wrong. It sucks though.
     

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