Windows 10: mouse drag/drop/selection problem

Discus and support mouse drag/drop/selection problem in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; hello. I have a logitech M510 and M705 mouses. i primarily use the M705 mouse when I had this problem. I tried the M510 to see if its a mouse problem,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by firestorm31, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. mouse drag/drop/selection problem


    hello. I have a logitech M510 and M705 mouses.

    i primarily use the M705 mouse when I had this problem. I tried the M510 to see if its a mouse problem,

    Its a very annoying problem.

    I am having trouble dragging and dropping files. when dragging, it cuts out on me. other times it won't let me drag a file or a window to a different size. other times or move a window to another area, i'm dragging a file, it cuts out, picks up another file and gets dropped into an entirely different folder than was intended which I don't know where it went.

    On selection, its a battle to get the selection I want. I would have to select the hyper link 2 or more times to take. other times its super sensitive, it create additional tabs of the link or it would take me 2 links forward or 2 links backwards depending on where i'm at on the website. It also expands folders or windows when I did not intend to do.

    its especialy difficult to select files for renaming, have had to repeat a number of times for the rename mode to come up.

    it would also not let me do fine selection on sentences, it would do it word by word. it would sometimes skip over words and start a new selection process. this is another battle I've had to contend with.

    ideas?

    :)
     
    firestorm31, Jun 30, 2020
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  2. Drag and Drop

    Hi Charles,

    the steps you suggested didn't work for me but, when pressing the escape key it somehow expanded the drive and by using drag and drop to the single file in the list worked.

    In the past I could drag and drop multiple folders onto the drive on the network computer(s). Doing it on individual folders will take far too long and time consuming and is not an option.

    Microsoft should be able to identify what is blocking it and issue a fix.

    My machine is multi boot so tomorrow I will try with Windows 7.

    Many thanks for your help,

    Deric
     
    DericStain, Jun 30, 2020
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  3. 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, Jun 30, 2020
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  4. Barman58 Win User

    mouse drag/drop/selection problem

    Drag and Drop

    The dual folder system containing shortcuts has been the same one in use since XP, (IIRC), I always preferred the drag and drop system that was available with older operating systems which are no longer available - It used to be a lot simpler I agree

    The reason for an icon not being created correctly could be due to program installers that were designed for XP or Win7 etc or it could be selections made whilst installing, (as previously suggested).

    I have heard rumours that an overhaul of the start menu is in the offing - due for release in part with the upcoming "Creative" Version, some of the things mentioned included an option to hide the full list and the addition of Smart folders which may be return to some of the control we've lost.

    For ease of use when adding shortcuts I open two windows - the left to the Programs folder, (containing the shortcuts), and the right to the Program Files and/or Program Files (x86) folders.
    Right clicking and dragging on an EXE file from right to left gives an option to create shortcut when released over the Programs folder.

    There are a few special mouse functions which are not, for some reason, advertised by anyone which can make things a little easier 10 Useful Computer Mouse Tricks For Windows 10 / 8 / 7
     
    Barman58, Jun 30, 2020
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