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Windows 7: Question: Drag Drop To Start Menu "Search" field?

11 Jun 2009   #1

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Question: Drag Drop To Start Menu "Search" field?

Hi, firstly sorry if I have picked the wrong topic to ask this in.

I was hoping someone might know a way to "Drag and Drop" selected text from an application (eg Web Browser) to the Start Menu Search Field.

Currently, if I highlight text, I can drag it to the Start Button, hover over it for a couple of seconds, and the Start Menu opens. Then when I drag the text down to the Search Box a 'circle with slash' icon appears, so I can't drop the text into the Search Field.

Is it possible to enable a setting somewhere to allow this functionality?

Thank you.

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11 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu

Not that I know of, although you can now use cut and paste to achieve the same result - not perfect but at least a usable workaround
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11 Jun 2009   #3

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Hi, I just Highlight whatever it is /right click and copy it, and then paste it into the search box, probably the same as Barman58 does.
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11 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

You could try on There are lots of Hotkey programs there. Also if you don't find what you want there's a group in the Forum called Coding Snacks. Request it under New Requests if you don't see something that does it already. Something easy like this a programmer will either tell you of a program that already does it, or script up a little gizmo to do it. It keeps them off the street corners.
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11 Jun 2009   #5

windows 7

Thank you so much for the replies!

Copy and paste may have to do if I can't find a work around. I tend to prefer drag/drop.

Thanks MilesHead, I'm going to check that out. Would love to find a little script that could do it.

Thanks again.
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