I just upgraded from a 2013 MBP to a 2018 MBP, which has the force touch trackpad.

I used to be able to "Drag and Drop" by simply double tapping (not clicking down) an item and then dragging it to a new location. Additionally, I did not have to hold down my finger continuously on the trackpad to do so. I am neither able to achieve the simple drag nor the drag without holding methods on the new force touch trackpad.

How do I drag and drop on the new force touch trackpad? How do I do so without holding my finger down continuously?

I can't find anything useful under the trackpad settings.

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For macOS Monterey (and earlier?), you can configure this under System Preferences > Accessibility > Pointer Control and clicking the Trackpad Options button. In the dialog window, select Enable dragging.

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