1. donawalt's Avatar
    I am having the worst time, I am trying to drag a playlist in iTunes on my '16 MBP, and it won't drag! I can click and highlight no problem, and if I plug a mouse in I can drag the playlist. I have tried enabling the Accessibility check box for dragging a done the 3 finger drag, which I can also use to highlight text but I can't drag a smart playlist in the left side bar.

    Is this a bug in iTunes? Can anyone do this on a MBP with ForceTouch?

    Thanks!
    05-20-2017 03:36 PM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I am having the worst time, I am trying to drag a playlist in iTunes on my '16 MBP, and it won't drag! I can click and highlight no problem, and if I plug a mouse in I can drag the playlist. I have tried enabling the Accessibility check box for dragging a done the 3 finger drag, which I can also use to highlight text but I can't drag a smart playlist in the left side bar.

    Is this a bug in iTunes? Can anyone do this on a MBP with ForceTouch?

    Thanks!
    I just tried this on my 2015 MacBook Pro with Force Touch and had no Problems. I'm not quite sure which direction to point you in. Maybe someone with more knowledge will chime in.
    05-21-2017 10:38 AM
  3. donawalt's Avatar
    I just tried this on my 2015 MacBook Pro with Force Touch and had no Problems. I'm not quite sure which direction to point you in. Maybe someone with more knowledge will chime in.
    Thanks Spencer, how exactly do you do it - one finger, three, tap first etc.? I think there are multiple ways to configure the gesturing..
    05-21-2017 10:54 AM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Thanks Spencer, how exactly do you do it - one finger, three, tap first etc.? I think there are multiple ways to configure the gesturing..
    I actually use two fingers, press and slide.
    05-21-2017 10:55 AM
  5. donawalt's Avatar
    Yeah that does not work for me at all. There must be a setting that is different/causing issues. For me everything else (like dragging a file on the desktop) I press one finger and slide. Neither works in iTunes.
    05-21-2017 11:11 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Yeah that does not work for me at all. There must be a setting that is different/causing issues. For me everything else (like dragging a file on the desktop) I press one finger and slide. Neither works in iTunes.
    This is where I set up my trackpad settings....


    I take it you've done this already?
    05-21-2017 11:23 AM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Hi, @donawalt -

    Where are you trying to drag the playlist? They're in ABC order by title.
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    05-21-2017 11:39 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Hi, @donawalt -

    Where are you trying to drag the playlist? They're in ABC order by title.
    Thanks for chiming in Moderator Robert. Appreciated.
    05-21-2017 11:47 AM
  9. donawalt's Avatar
    Hi, @donawalt -

    Where are you trying to drag the playlist? They're in ABC order by title.
    I am trying to drag a smart playlist into a folder. I can create a new smart playlist in the folder, but I can't drag an existing one into it. With a mouse I can, but not track pad.

    On Windows iTunes, as soon as I click on a smart playlist and start to drag it works fine. Not on the MBP/iTunes. And it's the only app I have found I have a problem with. Driving me crazy...

    I did set up my track pad settings Thanks Spencer, mine were not quite the same on the page but I tried as you did and nothing happens.
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    05-21-2017 12:28 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    I am trying to drag a smart playlist into a folder. I can create a new smart playlist in the folder, but I can't drag an existing one into it. With a mouse I can, but not track pad.

    On Windows iTunes, as soon as I click on a smart playlist and start to drag it works fine. Not on the MBP/iTunes. And it's the only app I have found I have a problem with. Driving me crazy...

    I did set up my track pad settings Thanks Spencer, mine were not quite the same on the page but I tried as you did and nothing happens.
    OK that's odd... I'm able to drag one up, just tap and hold like you drag anything else. My trackpad settings are:

    Dragging a playlist with Force Touch Touchpad-screen-shot-2017-05-22-5.59.38-am.png

    Is it all playlist you can't drag or just some?
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    05-22-2017 06:00 AM
  11. donawalt's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply Robert, it is any playlist, smart or otherwise. Note my picture of the settings below, I am not sure if this points to a problem, but mine for "Look up and data detectors" has one choice, "Tap with three fingers". Yours has "Force click with one finger". Notice yours has the little drop down arrow and mine does not? I wonder if that setting is the cause of my problem?

    And notice my second picture, I came across this in Accessibility settings/trackpad. Do you have anything different there?

    EDIT: So this amazed me - I have a 2013 MBP at work, and I have my music on it in iTunes. I just remoted in to it, and with my 2016 MBP/touchpad having all the iTunes drag trouble I clicked and slid a playlist all around with no issues! Yet the same laptop cannot do it on its own iTunes, like something is conflicting with it or ...?

    PS - I don't have anything plugged into my MBP except an external disk for Time Machine - no mouse or mouse wireless dongle.
    Attached Thumbnails Dragging a playlist with Force Touch Touchpad-screen-shot-2017-05-22-7.06.05-am.png   Dragging a playlist with Force Touch Touchpad-screen-shot-2017-05-22-7.06.38-am.png  
    Last edited by donawalt; 05-22-2017 at 07:25 AM.
    05-22-2017 07:10 AM
  12. donawalt's Avatar
    OK, well call me embarrassed...I decided to do the last resort step - I restarted, closing all app windows upon restart. And iTunes works now! I had not restarted for a long time, I guess something got corrupted? It was funny, I lost my custom desktop wallpaper on restart, easy to replace. All the touchpad settings are still the same as before. I even get a little badge when I drag a playlist, that shows a count of the songs in it! Very nice implementation ;-)

    I would still be curious Robert or anyone, per the picture above why my setting for "Lookup and Data Detectors" has no choices/no dropdown like Robert's does. Why do you think that is?

    Sorry for the waste of time, maybe this threads will help someone else to try the obvious one day.
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    05-22-2017 07:35 AM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm glad you figured it out. Enjoy.
    05-22-2017 08:31 AM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    05-22-2017 01:44 PM

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