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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