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Drag and Drop files opens file so it cannot be moved

by AnneFP / November 11, 2010 1:59 PM PST

I recently began having problems trying to drag and drop files to a different folder. Every time I click and hold on the file to move it, the file opens, which makes it impossible to move the file. If I fiddle with it and manage to click on a "magic" spot - usually a bottom corner, I can eventually get the file to not open and I can then move it. I have not changed any settings on my mouse.

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Laptop, PC, wireless mouse?
by MDFlax / November 11, 2010 7:52 PM PST

Sorry but there are a lot of missing details here.

For example, if you were using a laptop with trackpad mouse control I might suggest that the trackpad itself is the problem as it is often too sensitive for such intricate manoeuvres. Solution? Change to a USB mouse and disable he trackpad.

But as I said, without those details that is only an example.


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Laptop, PC, wireless mouse
by AnneFP / November 11, 2010 9:30 PM PST

THANK YOU! I think you just solved my problem. I am using a wireless mouse. When I read your comment, I began to use my husband's wireless mouse instead of my own and the problems seems to be resolved. I do believe I'm in the market for a new wireless mouse!


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You might want
by Jimmy Greystone / November 11, 2010 9:40 PM PST

You might want to try replacing the batteries first. Things like this can be the first sign of low battery power in a cordless mouse.

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You might want
by AnneFP / November 12, 2010 3:12 AM PST
In reply to: You might want

Thanks again. I'll do that first.

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