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10.7: Restore Tap-Drag
Authored by: stottm on Sep 01, '11 03:04:30PM

Yeah this threw me off. At home the setting carried over because I upgraded Snow Leopard. At work, I did a clean install to fully eval Lion on a laptop. This setting didn't get turned on by default but after a day or two of watching various RSS feeds, someone else mentioned this setting.

I do not like the 3 finger drag, I don't think it's nearly as precise as using a single finger tap & drag.



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10.7: Restore Tap-Drag
Authored by: JayG on Sep 11, '11 01:36:31AM

With three finger dragging you only need to use three fingers to start moving and can then use a single one to move what your are dragging with greater accuracy (though still not as much as Tap-Drag). You can also enable both features simultaneously and for some things the three finger drag is a bit nicer. I do wish they'd put this was put in the standard trackpad preferences though.

I like how Tap-Drag lets you can grab something securely while you move it around even if you lift your hand from the trackpad. This makes a big difference when using Tap-Drag for dragging images to the desktop from Safari and a show desktop hot corner.



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