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

04 Dec 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check this:




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04 Dec 2010   #22
suyt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep. It's checked.
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21 Dec 2010   #23
ferenc1862

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, mdahouse. My ESC key WAS stuck in the down position due to some crumbs. Solved all my problems, including boot-up problems.
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21 Dec 2010   #24
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I've experienced this before, and always if I haven't restarted the PC after a Windows update. Restarting after every update now never results in this problem.

Regards,
Golden
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21 Dec 2010   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

right click on the Taskbar > Properties > Start Menu button > Customize > check the box" Enable context menus and dragging and dropping" > OK > Apply. You might have to reboot (don't remember).
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22 Dec 2010   #26
suyt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your help. I discovered that Texter from lifehacker.com was the problem.
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03 Feb 2011   #27
myrison

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The escape key was stuck down on my keyboard too, thanks for posting that 'way-too-obvious-for-me-to-think-of' solution. :)
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05 Feb 2011   #28
iShater

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I just wanted to add a Thank You to the ESC key stuck comment. Brand new laptop and not being able to drag and drop drove me nuts the last two days!
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29 Mar 2011   #29
markpavlis

Windows XP
 
 

I have this problem off and on. I'm uder the impression that it's caused by VMware. It started happenng after I got it (version 7), and it only ever seems to show up after I start draging files to and form VMs.
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21 May 2011   #30
Ambress

Vista64 and Windows 7RC
 
 

Tying the last two posts together, I'll add I too experienced an inability to drag/drop anything on my Windows 7 PC, but that arose shortly after I'd launched Virtual Box. However, I'd long since closed Virtual Box and the problem persisted until....yep....I press the ESC key. So, thanks to mdahouse for steering me in that direction. No kekyboard crumbs but something surely locked up the ESC key, leaving Virtual Box as the supsect....and this seems vaguely familiar.
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