I used to have a gesture where I could place 2 fingers on the top bar of an application/a file and use a third finger to drag it around. What gesture is this?

  • I think a one-finger click and drag will do, I don't think what you said is a real gesture.
    – owlswipe
    Jan 6, 2017 at 1:51
  • @owlswipe I found it. Its not a "gesture" per se, but an accessibility option. Settings -> accessibility -> Mouse/trackpad -> trackpad options -> enable dragging -> 3 finger drag Jan 6, 2017 at 1:53
  • @Programatic Ah ok. Nice.
    – owlswipe
    Jan 6, 2017 at 2:01

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Found it. It's not a gesture but an Accessibility feature. Navigate to the screenshot shown below (System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options...) and you can enable dragging from there.

Switch it to three finger drag and your lost functionality will be restored.

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