Windows is known for its ability to customize things. You can alter the look and feel of your system and change the configuration of your Touchpad. In this post, we are going to see how you can Turn On or Off Tap Twice and Drag to Multi-Select on Touchpad in Windows 11/10.
What is Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select?
Tap Twice and Drag to Multi-Select is a touchpad option allowing users to double-tap and drag the cursor to select multiple items. Even though this feature is enabled by default, there are a lot of users who don’t find it useful and want to disable it. In this post, we will see how you can do the same.
Turn On or Off Tap Twice and Drag to Multi-Select on Touchpad in Windows 11/10
The following are the steps to turn on or off Tap Twice and Drag to Multi-Select setting on Touchpad in Windows 11/10.
- Using Windows Settings
- Using Registry Editor
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Using Windows Settings
Let us use the simplest of methods to configure this Tap Twice and Drag to Multi-Select on Touchpad feature. We are going to use the Settings to turn the feature off or on, you can follow the given steps to do the same.
- Open Settings by Win + I.
- Go to Bluetooth & devices.
- Click on Touchpad.
- Click on Taps and then untick Tap twice and drag to multi-select.
Now, just close Settings, and Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select will be disabled.
If you want to enable this feature, just go to Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Touchpad > Taps and tick Tap twice, and drag to multi-select.
That’s how you can enable or disable the “Double-tap and drag to multi-select” feature.
2] Using Registry Editor
You can also configure your Registry Editor such that you can double-tap and drag to select multiple items. But before that, let us create a backup of the registry if something goes south.
After creating a backup, open Registry Editor by searching it out of the Start Menu. Then, go to the following locations.
Look for TapAndDrag. If you can’t find the value, right-click on the empty space after going to the mentioned location, and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the newly created value TapAndDrag. Double-click on it and set the Value data to ffffffff to enable Tap twice and drag to multi-select. If you want to disable it, set the Value data of TapAndDrag to 0.
These were the two methods by which you can disable or enable Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select.
How do I turn off the tap to click on my touchpad?
Tap to click is another useful feature but can get annoying if you type a lot. A lot of users complained that when trying to type, their palm touches the touchpad, and the cursor clicks. Try the following steps to turn off Tap to Click on your Touchpad.
- Launch Windows by Win + I
- Go to the Bluetooth & devices tab.
- Click on the Touchpad menu on the right side.
- Select the Taps option.
- Remove the tick from Tap with a single finger to single-click and Tap with two fingers to right-click checkboxes.
This will disable the Tap to Click feature.
Read: How to change Touchpad Cursor Speed in Windows
How do I select multiple tracks on my touchpad?
Once you have enabled Tap Twice and Drag on Touchpad to Multi-Select just do as the text says. Double-tap on your touchpad and then hover over the items you wanted to select. To enable it, scroll up to see our guide.