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Use double-click selection-drag on trackpads
Authored by: wyntir on Sep 26, '07 02:51:58PM

I'm pretty sure this is possible without the instructions you describe.

Consider the difference between tap-drags on the trackpad and click-drags on a mouse button:
- 1 tap-drag on the trackpad is equivalent to 0 clicks of the mouse and a drag (moving the cursor around the screen).
- 2 tap-drag on the trackpad is equivalent to 1 click-drag on the mouse (selecting text, drag-and-drop).
- 3 tap-drag on the trackpad is equivalent to 2 click-drag on the mouse (selecting whole words at a time).

I believe this last one is what you want. Again,
- To plain-old-drag on a trackpad, you tap-up-tap-drag (double-tap, but don't release the second tap).
- To double-click-drag on a trackpad, you tap-up-tap-up-tap-drag. That is, triple-tap, but don't release the third tap. (I'm doing it right now on my Powerbook.)

Hope this helps!

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