Frontendplace Blog

Sharing Frontend developing ideas

Re-activate one finger click-and-drag gesture in Lion

Posted by info on December 31st, 2011

When I installed Lion over my old snow leopard versioned system I kept the trackpad settings. I used to use the one-finger gesture in Lion a lot. But when installing a clean Lion default it doesn’t come with the same one finger click-and-drag gesture that used to be in Snow Leopard, and instead the user has an option of enabling a three finger drag gesture through the system preferences. This post shows you how to re-enable the one finger drag gesture. So you are able to use the same settings as before on your older system.

To enable one finger drag, go to System Preferences, click on Universal Access, and then the Mouse & Trackpad tab. Now click on the “Trackpad Options…” button available at the bottom of this screen. Enable the second option, which is named “Dragging” and select the desired draging behaviour from the drop down list
After this you should be able to do one finger click and dragging just like in good old Snow Leopard.