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fiona
fiona
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macgenie
macgenie

@fiona Good tips. I've always used tap to click. I don't understand why one wouldn't. I couldn't find 3-finger drag in the Trackpad prefs on my MacBook Pro. 😕

yorrike
yorrike

@fiona Trackpads for life!

pratik
pratik

@fiona Amen. Before I switched to Mac, my last three Win laptops were Thinkpads. I used the red nub on it like a champ. Now I can’t live without a trackpad and you can’t beat Apple in making those.

fiona
fiona

@macgenie It is really buried! I remembered it was hard to find, but I just checked and it's even harder than I remembered! In Mojave, it's under System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options... > Enable dragging > three finger drag.

macgenie
macgenie

@fiona THANK YOU! That will be life changing.

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fiona
fiona

@macgenie 🙌

Miraz
Miraz

@fiona Thank you. I'm also a trackpad user of many years standing. I really can't abide being on someone else’s Mac and having a slooooow track. I didn’t k ow about the 3-finger drag though — excellent find.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@fiona My Magic Trackpad doesn’t get much love these days. Maybe these tips will make me use it more. Thanks.

truefalse
truefalse

@fiona three finger drag is the thing I anable first on a new Mac laptop. But tap to click is unusable for me. Don’t you have it misfiring sometimes? I find that clicking is much more reliable. However I can understand the straining issue.

smokey
smokey

@fiona I wonder if many of the non-lovers come from non-Mac pasts? I am very much a trackpad lover, but I’ve found Windows trackpads to be terrible (even if they were Synaptics, which is the same manufacturer that Apple—used to, at least—used; if it really is the same hardware, Apple’s driver quality is light-years better).

I have had terrible luck with accidental triggering with tap-to-click over the years and it is always one of the first things I turn off (doubly so on Windows), though.

kulturnation
kulturnation

@fiona I started to reply that I like the trackpad (who needs a mouse?), but use so many shortcuts that I don't need 3-fingers help. But then I checked the sys prefs: So much more I can do with it! Thanks a lot for kicking me out of my comfort zone 🙏🏻

joshuabeatty
joshuabeatty

@fiona Thanks for these tips. Especially taken together they’re making my trackpad so much faster.

joshuapsteele
joshuapsteele

@fiona oh. my. word. Thank you for pointing out the three-finger drag! What a great tip!!