Turn on three-finger drag for your Mac trackpad

The ability to drag items using a three-finger gesture is an option for trackpads that support Force Touch.

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Accessibility. 
  2. Select Pointer Control in the sidebar. (In earlier versions of macOS, select Mouse & Trackpad.)
  3. Click the Trackpad Options button.
  4. Select ”Enable dragging”, then choose ”three-finger drag” from the menu.
  5. Click OK.

Accessibility preferences window pointer control options with three-finger drag selected

Learn more about these trackpad options.

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