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

07 Feb 2010   #11
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melee54 View Post
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?
Do you use Texter from lifehacker.com? It seems to disable drag and drop both under XP and 7 (haven't tried Vista).


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13 Aug 2010   #12
dragonsheart

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melee54 View Post
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.

in windows 7 you need to go to the control panel and click on the mouse settings then make sure that the box for "Turn on Clicklock is ticked then in settings in the same window move the slider fast or slow depending on how you feel you want you mouse to react. then you see you can drag files explorer stc.
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13 Aug 2010   #13
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

This thread is nearly a year old...no point responding really
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11 Oct 2010   #14
ColtonHeinrich

64
 
 

I have a similar problem. I have been trying to drag folders into another folder, and i gives me a circle with a bar through it. I cant figure out whats wrong. I have looked around like crazy for a fix. But i cant seem to find anyone, plz help!?
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11 Oct 2010   #15
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColtonHeinrich View Post
I have a similar problem. I have been trying to drag folders into another folder, and i gives me a circle with a bar through it. I cant figure out whats wrong. I have looked around like crazy for a fix. But i cant seem to find anyone, plz help!?

What folder are you trying to drag and to whee?


Some folders cant be dragged and dropped into certain special folders?

Is this all folders or just certain?
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11 Oct 2010   #16
captbob1111

Windows 7
 
 
Capt. Bob

Hi. I'm new to this forum so not sure if this is the right place. Just purchased an Apple MacBook and want to use Windows 7 on it so I can edit a website I built with my PC. Otherwise I would have to rebuild the entire website because I used Yahoo Sitebuilder that requires a PC/Windows 7 to edit it.
By using Bootcamp, Apple says I can instal Windows 7 but the installation requires the complete Windows 7 disc and I only have the recovery discs. I bought a new PC several months ago that had Windows 7 preinstalled but I sold it . I paid for Windows 7 in the purchase price of the PC. Do I have to re-purchase a complete Windows 7 program or can I somehow get the one that came with my former PC that I already paid for? I am old and not too computer savvy so simplicity would be appreciated. Thank you.

Capt. Bob
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30 Oct 2010   #17
vgamesx1

windows 7 Home Premium 86x
 
 

well I've found out that this is an issuse with ClickLock in the mouse settings.
I have no clue whats conflicting with what, but I do know that turning this on and off will fix draging.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
This thread is nearly a year old...no point responding really

and yes there is a point since I've noticed this for a while but till now have not bothered to look up the problem because of the fact that it didn't bother me to much.
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04 Nov 2010   #18
mdahouse

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I've been having the same problem on and off for the last couple of days, it turned out that I had a sticky escape key. When escape is down, drag and drop doesn't work.

Hope this helps
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06 Nov 2010   #19
vgamesx1

windows 7 Home Premium 86x
 
 

as it turns out I was wrong on my ealier post but, I did find out that it is most likely a program you have.
I had opened all of my programs that were running on my system tray a.k.a were your clock risides, afterwards my draging and droping was working again.

I do not know this as of the problem for a fact, but it has seemed to work, and if anyone wants to know this is were I am drawing my conclusions from.

Fixing When the Windows Taskbar Refuses to Auto-Hide Correctly - How-To Geek

good luck to you, and hope this helps.
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04 Dec 2010   #20
suyt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by higgins View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melee54 View Post
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?
Do you use Texter from lifehacker.com? It seems to disable drag and drop both under XP and 7 (haven't tried Vista).
Is this really true? because I started experiencing this problem after i installed texter. Is there a fix for this?
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