Dragging Windows on a Mac can be a breeze, especially when using a mouse. Click and move the window around the screen. However, MacBook users might find achieving the same smoothness with a trackpad a bit more challenging.
You can click and press your trackpad to drag Mac windows, but it’s not the most convenient method. The accuracy tends to suffer, making it difficult to maintain consistent click pressure while moving your finger.
Fortunately, macOS offers two alternative gestures for dragging windows on a trackpad: “locked drag” and “three-finger drag.” The “locked drag” mimics the method used by Windows laptop users, while the “three-finger drag” requires only three fingers to move a window effortlessly.
I highly recommend using the “drag with three fingers” option. With a bit of practice, it becomes incredibly easy to use. However, if you’re more comfortable with the method used by Windows systems, feel free to try it.
Follow the simple steps below to configure your Mac for seamless window dragging using gestures. You’ll be enjoying a smoother and more efficient workflow in no time.
How to Drag Windows on Mac with Gestures
1. In the menu bar, click the Apple button. Then select “System Preferences…”.
2. Enter In “Accessibility” > “Cursor Control.”
3. Click on “Trackpad Options.” Activate the option “Enable the ‘drag’ feature” and, next to it, choose the desired gesture. Finally, click “OK.”