I used to have the double-tap-to-drag working, where I would tap the trackpad, let go, then tap-and-hold and it would begin dragging.

I temporarily disabled the Tap to click setting in System Preferences, and now after I reenabled it, I no longer have double-tap-to-drag. Tap to click does work, it's just the dragging that no longer works. I don't see any setting to enable double-tap-to-drag. Is it automatically supposed to work when Tap to click is enabled?

I've tried it with Three finger drag both enabled and disabled, but nothing works.

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Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad > Trackpad Options… and check “Enable dragging”.

  • 1
    Thanks! It works even with the setting without Drag Lock enabled, as long as the checkbox near Dragging is checked.
    – Senseful
    Apr 4, 2012 at 22:29
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    This works great. One thing though is when you let go after dragging, it takes a second before it "drops". Any way to get that to be instantly after you let go?
    – Joe
    Dec 15, 2012 at 15:23
  • @Joe None that I know of.
    – Tuesday
    Dec 31, 2012 at 22:54

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