The gesture support in Mac OS X has been superb for many years. I recently had cause to set-up a new Mac and was confounded by the lack of three-finger drag support in the Track Pad settings. Three-finger drag on a track pad is my preferred setting.
I eventually found the setting, tucked away in Accessibility under System Preferences. Upon activating Accessibility, scroll to the ‘Interacting’ group from the list on the left. Select ‘Mouse & Trackpad’, click ‘Trackpad Options…’ and check ‘Enable dragging’. Lastly, select ‘three finger drag’ from the list.
I can never figure out why these things have to change, but they do.
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Saved my day.
You’re most welcome. I can’t think why Apple move these things between versions.
Hey Trevor…First of all..HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
Thanks a zillion..I was caught off guard when the three finger thingy was somewhat unaccessible after the upgrade.