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#1 NightCrawler.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:13

Is there anyway to do this without using the click button?

 

When I click and hold to drag a window it doesn't work unless I use the hard click on the bottom of the bottom of the trackpad. 

 

It's the same with highlighting text - it seems I have to use the hard click all the time for both these operations.

 

It's also the same when dragging applications from the applications folder to the dock.




#2 Starbuck84

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:23

Seeing this is being asked in the Mac forum, I suppose you have an Apple Trackpad? Just use three fingers to move a window / select text. Under config / main system, (or whatever it's called) look for the Trackpad options, there's a detailed guide on what you can do with it, followed by graphic examples on how to use your fingers to do multiple tasks.

 

/edit: need coffee... spelling errors and bad sentences.



#3 +virtorio

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:28

Go to: System Preferences -> Trackpad

 

You can find a list of useful gestures the trackpad supports, such as the three finger drag.



#4 OP NightCrawler.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:46

I hate three finger drag. I went into accessibility settings and turned on dragging. It's solved now. Thanks.