MACBOOK JUNKIE’S ONE FINGER DRAG LOCK SETTING: ON
In order to use the Trackpad One Finger Drag Lock feature, you have to enable One Finger Tap to Click and One Finger Dragging. If you do not enable both of these features, One Finger Drag Lock is not available for you to use.
Enabling the Trackpad One Finger Drag Lock setting allows you to lift your finger off of the trackpad while dragging. Once you have positioned the item where you want it, one tap of the finger will turn dragging off. This also applies when you are highlighting a body of text. If you have One Finger Drag Lock on and you highlight a body of text, you must one finger tap the trackpad to complete the highlight.
When this setting is off, dragging and highlighting will stop as soon as you release your finger from the trackpad. If you have not completed the dragging process, and you lift your finger, you will need to double-click again before you can continue to drag. If you lift your finger before highlighting everything you want, you will need to start your highlighting process over again.
You can see Apple’s video example of One Finger Drag Lock by hovering over the One Finger Drag Lock option in your Trackpad Preferences Pane.
Because I have a habit of lifting my finger while dragging, I’ve really enjoyed the One Finger Drag Lock feature.
TO ENABLE ONE FINGER DRAG LOCK:
2. Click the One Finger Drag Lock box so the checkmark appears.
TO DISABLE ONE FINGER DRAG LOCK:
2. Click the One Finger Drag Lock box so the checkmark is removed.
Now that you have established your One Finger Drag Lock setting, you can decide if you want to turn on One Finger Secondary Click or adjust any of these other trackpad settings:
- Tracking Speed
- Double-Click Speed
- Scrolling Speed
- One Finger Tap to Click
- One Finger Dragging
- Two Fingers Scroll
- Two Fingers Rotate
- Two Fingers Pinch Open & Close
- Two Fingers Screen Zoom
- Two Fingers Secondary Tap
- Three Fingers Swipe/Three Fingers Dragging
- Four Fingers Swipe Up/Down for Expose
- Four Fingers Swipe Left/Right to Switch Applications