The Magic Trackpad Utilities offer four methods to drag and drop.

Method Drag lock Used mouse button
1 finger click + hold No Primary mouse button
2 finger click + hold No Secondary mouse button
1 finger double tap + hold Yes Primary mouse button
3 finger touch + hold Yes Button(s) can be configured

1 finger click + hold

Button Primary mouse button.
Initiate Click with 1 finger and hold the click.
Drag Use the same or any other finger(s) to drag as long as you hold the click.
Relocate While holding the click relocate any finger if you can't reach the dropping target.
Drop Release the click to drop at your target point.

For example: Click + hold with the 1st finger (thumb). Now drag with a 2nd (index) finger.
While you hold the click with the thumb you can relocate your index finger at any time.

2 finger click + hold

Button Secondary mouse button.
Initiate Click with 2 fingers and hold the click, one finger is enough for holding.
Drag Use the same or any other finger(s) to drag as long as you hold the click.
Relocate While holding the click relocate any finger if you can't reach the dropping target.
Drop Release the click to drop at your target point, usually a context menu pops up.

1 finger double tap + hold

This feature is available from version 3.1.1.0, click here for downloads.

Button Primary mouse button.
Initiate Double tap with 1 finger and hold the 2nd tap.
Drag Use the same or any other finger to drag as long as you hold the tap with any finger.
Relocate While holding the tap relocate any finger if you can't reach the dropping target.
Drop Lift all fingers to drop at your target point. For drag lock see remarks below.
DoubleTapDragMinDelay[ms] Minimum delay within a double tap + hold must be performed. Faster double taps will be ignored.
DoubleTapDragMaxDelay[ms] Maximum delay within a double tap + hold must be performed. Slower double taps will be two single taps and might open a file or app.
DoubleTapDragSameTouchId[01] If enabled, both taps must happen on the same spot to enable dragging.

3 finger touch + hold

Button(s) Configurable as: Primary, Middle, Secondary and Primary + Secondarybutton(s).
Initiate Tap with 3 fingers and hold the tap.
Drag Use the same or any other finger(s) to drag as long as you hold the tap with any finger.
Relocate While holding the tap relocate any finger if you can't reach the dropping target.
Drop Lift all fingers to drop at your target point. For drag lock see remarks below.
Drag3StartDelay[ms] Delay before 3 finger dragging starts. This is used to filter accidental short 3 finger touches.

Drag lock

This feature is available from version 3.1.1.0, click here for downloads.

Drag lock keeps the dragging locked (the mouse button(s) pressed) when you lift all fingers from the trackpad surface. This is useful to relocate your fingers if you can't reach the dropping target. People with disabilities may find this also useful..

Only 1 finger double tap + hold and 3 finger touch + hold offer selectable drag lock modes.

Off Drag lock is turned off.
Short Keeps the mouse button(s) pressed for a short amount of time. If the surface is not touched again the mouse button(s) will be released so a drop is performed. To drop before the time is elapsed tap or click.
macOS Same as Short with the addition that a drop is already performed if rest (don't move) your fingers for a short time at the target point.
Always

Drag lock will stay active until you end it with a drop. You can lift all fingers as long as you like. To drop tap or click. To cancel dragging press the Esc key

ShortDragLockDelay[ms] Duration how long a Short or macOS drag lock stays active before it automatically releases the mouse button(s).
MinMoveFreezeTime[ms] Duration on how long you need to rest your finger(s) until the drag lock automatically releases in macOS mode.

ClickLock versus Drag lock

As Drag lock settings are similar to the "Windows ClickLock accessibility feature" and might interfere, we'll warn you in case ClickLock is already turned on.

ClickLock
Access via
It's a global Windows accessibility setting and affects any attached mouse or trackpad.
Windows 10 Settings > Devices > Mouse > Additional mouse options > Buttons
Drag lock These are local settings of each Magic Trackpad and do not affect any other pointing devices.