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Windows 7: I can't drag and drop?...

01 Jul 2009   #1
Melee54

Windows 7
 
 
I can't drag and drop?...

What an odd problem. I can't drag and drop anything, anywhere. Can't move desktop icons, folder files, bookmarks. It's like my PC is locked. lol?

Running build 7232.


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01 Jul 2009   #2
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Did you try restarting?
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01 Jul 2009   #3
Melee54

Windows 7
 
 

Not yet, I'm in the middle of rendering a bunch of stuff...

But I'd like to know how I can avoid this, or if I accidentally did something to disable the dragging of icons?
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01 Jul 2009   #4
mtnsteve

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Are you using a wireless Logitech mouse? I have a similar issue with mine. I can right click and drag.....weird.
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01 Jul 2009   #5
Melee54

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtnsteve View Post
Are you using a wireless Logitech mouse? I have a similar issue with mine. I can right click and drag.....weird.
Nope, using a 10+ year old compaq mouse, hahaha... Just a normal track/ball mouse.

Now it makes it seem as if it's obviously an age issue, but that doesn't really explain how it won't drag icons...
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01 Jul 2009   #6
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Do the restart as soon as it's convenient and let us know what happens.

The other day, I had an issue that I would double-click an icon and NOTHING would happen. I'm running the RC x64.

Once I restarted the laptop, it was working again.
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01 Jul 2009   #7
Melee54

Windows 7
 
 

I ended up turning my PC off 'cause of a bad thunderstorm... Haha. But I'm back, and I can drag again.

Weird...
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02 Jul 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

May have been slight power fluctuations due to the storm then.
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29 Oct 2009   #9
webcreed

windows 7
 
 

Ok i'm having a similar issue on all three of my computers where the click and drag feature is acting up. I have tried multiple mice, rebooting, checking driver instalations, and ning seems to resolve the issue. the mice i use are all microsft laser mice 5v 100ma. This is getting very frustrating because i use my mouse as a art tool as well and cannot keep the line clicked long enough to even draw a line or move a window.
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06 Nov 2009   #10
rivageek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am having the same problem on Windows 7 Ultimate x64-bit. I installed Vmware Workstation 7.0 and after it installed I was not able to drag icons or drag files from one drive to another etc. I disabled the tray icon that runs with Vmware and UAC prompted me that I was making changes. After I hit yes I was able to drag and drop files to the desktop as well as icons. I have a feeling this is a UAC bug and have since dropped it down a level from the default level.
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