How to Double-click-and-Drag in Lion

The Lion OSX no longer allows the action of Double-clicking the Title bar to Drag a Window by default.  To activate the function:

  • Go Universal Access under System Preferences
  • Enable Dragging under Trackpad Options

In Mountain Lion, this Trackpad Option has been moved to Mouse & Trackpad under Accessibility category.


30 thoughts on “How to Double-click-and-Drag in Lion

    • Hi Anthony,
      The option has been moved to Trackpad Option inside Mouse & Trackpad under Accessibility category. Look for it in System Preferences.

  1. Thanks a tons..This is really really helpful… i almost pulled all my hair out. trying to figure this

  2. Dragging with three fingers was a bit difficult. I was looking all over for the option of double clicking to drag. I never thought it would be in Universal Access! So thank you for this!

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  3. Man, I can’t believe they hid it like that. It was most perplexing and annoying not to be able to double click. Thanks for clearing that up/

  4. Thank you so much… this was so annoying!! And I don’t understand why they put it under universal access rather than under trackpad preferences… There are many things I dislike about Lion, but this one was by far the worst.

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