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Windows 7 Drag & Drop

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Windows 7 Drag & Drop

Drag and drop suddenly stopped working. Not sure what caused it but it was after the PC froze for around 1 minute while trying to play a video.
Haven't seen this posted before so did a bit of Google searching and found that if you press and hold on a file with the left mouse button then press Escape with the button still pressed then drag and drop is restored.
Just wanted to pass this tip on.

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pierre_pierre
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Re: Windows 7 Drag & Drop

for a long time, I have been highlighting a spread sheet line and sliding it over to a web input page, it always left the line on the spreadsheet, for the last few weeks it has been removing it, more work for me, copy then paste. - Win 7
Will try your cure soon
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Re: Windows 7 Drag & Drop

Hope it works for you.
I found that my D&D issue only affected Explorer. I killed the program and restarted it to no avail til I found the above solution.

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pierre_pierre
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Re: Windows 7 Drag & Drop

didnt work.  Open Office spreadsheet, Firefox 9.01  Win 67