How to Drag Click? Best Techniques and Tips

Lindsay Hayes

Drag clicking (also known as tap clicking) is a neat trick to get more clicks per second. It can be tricky, as you have to hold your mouse, and then click while dragging down. But mastering it takes a bit of practice. You'll thank yourself later for the hard work, as you'll be able to lay blocks or collect items way faster.

I've been drag clicking on Minecraft to add more blocks for years now, but I couldn't understand how it worked when I first tried it out. I'd like to think of myself as a pro in it now, and I recently helped my cousin get the hang of it: it's all about getting a good grip on your mouse.

Along with how to drag click, I also discussed additional information on the topic, if you can get banned for it, and what the best mouse for it might be.

Sound good?


How to Drag Click?

Here are all the steps to help you get around the clicking method.

Man Clicking the Gaming Mouse beside a Modern Keyboard

1. Clean Your Mouse Surface

The first step is to clean your mouse's surface well. You need to do this to get rid of any excess grease that won't let you get a good grip.

You'll have to wipe your mouse's surface with an alcohol wipe, and then use a microfiber cloth on it. Keep in mind that you might have to pat it down a couple of times to make sure that it's completely clean.

2. Position Your Hand Properly

Hold your mouse in a way that your middle finger is almost pinning it, while you have another finger on the left mouse button. Once your hand is in position, keep clicking the left button with your ring or index finger while dragging your finger down at the same time. You'll know you're doing the mouse drag properly when you hear multiple clicks at the same time (and feel a slight vibration).

3. Verify Your Drag Clicks

Lastly, you need to verify that all of your drag clicks were registered So, check the game that you were playing for any new changes, like new blocks added.

If you want to go the extra mile, you can use a click counting tool, like the Clickspeeder software online tool. It's completely free, and you don't have to download anything to use it either. All you have to do is open it, put your cursor on the marked spot, and then drag click there. It should give you a reading of how many clicks per second it registers.

What Do You Do if You're Struggling With Drag Clicking?

Here are all the top tips to help if you're struggling with the drag clicking technique.

1. Use Drag Clicking Tape

If you can't master a mouse drag click yet, you can cheat a bit and add tape to your mouse button. There would be more friction which would help with your grip.

Electric tape is pretty affordable and readily available, while Razer tape is more expensive. But it has a textured effect to it, so you would get more clicks. Lastly, we have silicone grip tape which is fairly inexpensive and also provides an excellent grip.

From the lot, my personal favorite has to be an electric tape. You don't have to paste a lot of it on the mouse button, but only a small section where you'll be clicking.

2. Hold Your Mouse Down With Your Other Hand

To help you get a better grip on your mouse, you can always hold it down with your other hand while you try and get the multiple clicks in.

3. Practice Drag Clicking/ Tap Clicking

Of course, I have to recommend practicing. On games like Minecraft, practicing is easy, as there are builder modes that you can test out drag clicking on. Each time you practice, try and find the sweet spot that will let you get the most clicks per second out of your mouse

4. Get a New Mouse For Drag Clicking

If you're still having no luck, something that can definitely help would be getting a new, sensitive mouse. You would be able to register more clicks per second, like with the Kone Aimo, and Razer deathadder Elite that I mentioned.

How to Drag Click on MacBook?

You can't drag click on Macbooks, Chromebooks, or any Windows laptop for that matter, unless of course you go ahead and buy an external mouse. I'd recommend that you go for a mouse that is more sensitive, like a gaming mouse.

Some of the best that I would recommend include the Roccat Kone Aimo, and Razer deathadder Elite. In general, you want something that is sensitive so you would be able to facilitate drag clicks and get the most presses down. I've run through a review of them in the section below, if you are interested.

eSport RGB Mouse and Keyboard

What is the Best Mouse for Drag Clicking?

In my opinion, there are 2 really good choices for drag clicking.

Let's talk about them.

1. Roccat Kone Aimo

The Kone Aimo has superb ergonomics that will let you hold it easier, which makes drag clicking a breeze. Kone says that they've tried and tested their ergonomic shape until they got it right, and I see no reason to not believe them.

The mouse also has a grippy, durable build that will let you put your finger forward and drag it. You'd also be able to register presses easily, as its mouse buttons are super sensitive. And the fact that it's so durable means that you won't easily be able to break it.

Plus, it looks really good too. So, you'll enjoy using it to game.

I don't think that it is that expensive either, which is definitely a plus.

2. Razer DeathAdder V2 Gaming Mouse

The DeathAdder is tough, as it's said to come with 70M of clicking durability. Also, the mechanical switches on it are super sensitive, so you'd be able to double click without any trouble.

I also am a fan of how grippy its surface is. There definitely is enough friction to drag click on.

You can get it in a special Halo Infinite theme, which you might like. Also, it's not that expensive either.

What is Drag Clicking?

Drag clicking is pretty much in the name. It's when you drag your finger while pressing a gaming mouse button down. When you do this, you create friction between your finger and the mouse button, which lets you register more clicks per second. Also, gravity pulls the mouse switch while you move it, so it bounces back up which lets you register more presses.

So, your Clicks Per Second will increase. You'll be at an advantage on games like Minecraft, or Stardew Valley, as you'll be able to put down bricks quicker, or even collect items faster.

Is Drag Clicking Bad?

Yes, drag clicking can potentially be bad. You can end up damaging your mouse, even if you have one of the best around. You'll be applying extra pressure to its switch which naturally can break it. Of course, you could seriously strain your fingers too, especially if you do it all the time.


Answered below are some popular questions.

1. Can All Mouse Drag Click?

You can't drag click on just any mouse, as it really depends on the hardware of the mouse you have. For the best results, gaming mice are recommended, like the two that I mentioned earlier.

2. Can You Get Banned Using Drag Clicking?

The answer really depends on the game you're playing. But in games like Minecraft, the number of clicks per second that you register is the deciding factor. If it's over 40, you can end up getting banned, as the platform can think that you're using an autoclicker, or that you're hacking.

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Final Thoughts

Drag clicking is easy on paper but relatively tricky, as you have to hold your mouse down, and then put your finger forward on your mouse buttons tab, and keep dragging and pressing it. This should let you register multiple clicks per second, but it can be tough to keep pressing down.

If you are struggling with the clicking method, I completely understand. But you can add some tape on your mouse button to help you get a better grip.

Of course, you'll be able to get the most clicks per second from more high-quality mouse switches, especially one with a particularly sensitive clicking wing. So, you might want to check these out.

Hopefully, you found all of the points that were run through useful, and know how to drag click now.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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