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.

The setting names vary based on the version of macOS you're using:

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Settings (or System Preferences).
  2. Click Accessibility.
  3. Click Pointer Control (or Mouse & Trackpad).
  4. Click the Trackpad Options button.
  5. Turn on “Use trackpad for dragging” (or “Enable dragging”).
  6. From the pop-up menu, choose the “three finger drag” dragging style.
  7. Click OK.

Learn more about these trackpad options

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