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Windows 7: Muose how to disable the click and drag selection area

24 Jul 2013   #1
fronterio

Windows 7 Embedded Standard x64
 
 
Muose how to disable the click and drag selection area

Hi to everyone
when you left click and drag the mouse on desktop you can see a blu area (see attached)
Is there a way to disable this on windows 7?

Thanks in advance




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24 Jul 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Click on the Start button and on the right side of the Start menu right-click on Computer and click on properties.

After the window opens up click on Advanced system settings.
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Make sure you are on Advanced tab and click on the Settings button for Performance.
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Uncheck Show translucent selection rectangle then Apply and OK your way out.
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Jerry


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25 Jul 2013   #3
fronterio

Windows 7 Embedded Standard x64
 
 

Hi Jerry thanks very much for your help,
i tried what you say and in this way i only disable the blue area but i still have the selection of the dektop objects when i click and drag the pointer. Is there a way to completely disable this function?
Thanks a lot
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25 Jul 2013   #4
fronterio

Windows 7 Embedded Standard x64
 
 

ok I found a way to fix it
in the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
there are 2 keys:
Drag Heith
Drag Width
If you put 2 values higher then the screen resolution the drag area wil not appear.
Hope this will be helpfull for other users.
Bye
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25 Jul 2013   #5
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome, and thank you for explaining what you did.

Jerry
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