I'm currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 on a mid-2015 MacBook Pro. I have tap to click enabled and have enabled dragging without drag lock. Currently I am able to double-tap to start dragging, and then the drag stops when I raise my finger. I want to be able to also end the drag by clicking, so the full sequence would look like tap-tap-drag-click instead of tap-tap-drag-release. I can do this on my 2011 Macbook Air, also running Yosemite. It feels really unnatural to me to have the drag continue after clicking down, and I keep intending to end the drag this way habitually. Do I need to break my habit or is this possible?


Open Preferences => Accessibility.

Select Mouse & Trackpad

Click on Trackpad Options...

and under the Enable dragging option, which should be checked you should be showing with drag lock.

Select a different mode:

Enable dragging options

Perhaps you'll be comfortable with one of the other two modes.

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  • I tried all of these modes. None of them have the feature I'm looking for, which is present in the 2011 macbook air. – Kvass Oct 20 '15 at 22:38
  • Dragging with drag lock works as you describe on my Trackpad on a late 2008 aluminum Macbook (either tap-tap-drag-tap or tap-tap-drag-click). I did have a heck of a time getting the tap-tap interval right (click and drag works in any mode). I find three finger drag unambiguous. It can also be enabled in the Trackpad Preferences Point & Click tab. – user90735 Oct 20 '15 at 23:09

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