Windows 10: Mouse Basics: What happened to mouse-based drag-and-drop?

Discus and support Mouse Basics: What happened to mouse-based drag-and-drop? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; IMHO Microsoft invented mouse-based "drag and drop" and it worked well up through Windows-7. Since then, it appears that Windows has become more tablet... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by neilrieck, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. neilrieck Win User

    Mouse Basics: What happened to mouse-based drag-and-drop?


    IMHO Microsoft invented mouse-based "drag and drop" and it worked well up through Windows-7. Since then, it appears that Windows has become more tablet and/or touch screen centric and mouse-based drag-and-drop no longer works. What we all require is a mouse setting that properly enables drag-and-drop. For example, when I have icons sitting on my desktop, it has become very difficult to single-click on an icon then drag it to the trash can (the file usually opens which is not what I wanted). Like wise, I need to be able to left-click on text then drag the cursor from x-to-y in order to be able to select the text prior to copying and/or deleting. Since all my Microsoft apps (including Microsoft Expression 4) are broken in the same way, I am assuming that this is a Windows issue.

    :)
     
    neilrieck, Sep 20, 2018
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  2. Drag and Drop


    When using "Drag and Drop":
    • "Alt + left mouse button" to create a Link/Shortcut
    • "Ctrl + left mouse button" to Copy the file
    • "Shift + left mouse button" to Move the file
     
    lehnerus2000, Sep 20, 2018
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  3. Mouse Lag!?!

    Basically what it does is remove the mouse acceleration in XP. The mouse will feel slower at first, but eventually you'll get used to it... the only reason why I suggested the mouse fix was because mouse acceleration sometimes causes the sensation of having a laggy mouse (laggy meaning responding slowly). If you meant lag as in jumping around and generally not being responsive, then I guess you'll need to wait for more suggestions *Smile Mouse Basics: What happened to mouse-based drag-and-drop? :)
     
    anticlutch, Sep 20, 2018
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  4. OldAussie Win User

    Mouse Basics: What happened to mouse-based drag-and-drop?

    How to drag and drop programs to desktop


    I don't use Edge, but I have read that it gives no option about where to save downloads - they are always saved into your Downloads folder. So it would be a two step process. (1) download it (2) drag and drop from Downloads to Desktop.

    By the way, it's a good habit to always use the right mouse button for drag and drop. Then you can choose between move or copy or create shortcut.
     
    OldAussie, Sep 20, 2018
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