Dragging icons opens the files instead of moving them

  1.    08 Apr 2018 #1

    Dragging icons opens the files instead of moving them

    When I try to drag icons and folders to new places on my desktop, they open instead of budging. How do I slow down the opening process so I can drag and drop them?
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       08 Apr 2018 #2

    1. Start->Control->Mouse and adjust the double click speed.
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    2. If still does not work then the left Micro Switch in the mouse is stuck. Try another Mouse.
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  3.    09 Apr 2018 #3

    You can also hold down the right click button when you move a file, when you let go, it will ask Move Here?
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  4.    09 Apr 2018 #4

    Should I make the double-click speed faster, or slower?

    Tried the right-click trick and it works, though it's a hair more cumbersome.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       09 Apr 2018 #5

    Newmaven said: View Post
    Should I make the double-click speed faster, or slower?
    Making it slower should help.

    You could also try turning on ClickLock in the same settings page. A short hold after clicking will lock the window, icon or folder to the pointer and allow you to drag it without holding the button. Another click will unlock and leave it where you placed it.
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  6.    09 Apr 2018 #6

    If the solution above does not fix your problem ...

    Perhaps your mouse button has become hyper-sensitive.
    You press and hold the left-button to drag. But the button/switch might be defective. It might double-click without you knowing it!
    A new mouse might solve the problem.
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