I want to REALLY disable drag and drop

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  1. Posts : 638
    Win10 x64 Pro - 2 desktops, 2 laptops
       #11

    arnoldh said:
    All this may seem a bit draconian, ...
    Draconian - yes! Dragons really dislike drag'n drop.
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #12

    arnoldh said:
    I've found many requests over the years to add an option to completely disable drag and drop. I guess it's something Microsoft cannot/will not ever do.
    About all I can add is to harken back to the late '80s and early '90s when CAD/Computer Assisted Designing was coming into its own for engineering firms and schools and the middle button on a mouse was quite helpful to drag a line to enlarge or drag and drop a feature to a drawing, made quite a large customer base since. That middle button evolved to the wheel/button feature.
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    Windows 10 Professional x64 20H2
       #13

    arnoldh said:
    I'm using 1100 pixels at the moment.
    I had mine set to 300 and couldn't move a thing.

    arnoldh said:
    \All this may seem a bit draconian, but I spent several hours fixing up my backups after a backup folder got buried inside another folder.
    What do you use for backup? I use "EaseUS Todo backup" I'm backing up my Win 7 system right now which is completed. Screenshot!
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  4. Posts : 44
    Win10 Pro 2004
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       #14

    Lance1 said:
    What do you use for backup? I use "EaseUS Todo backup"
    Macrium Reflect for system backups. However for daily Thunderbird email backups, I use my own app.
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    Windows 10 Professional x64 20H2
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    arnoldh said:
    Macrium Reflect for system backups. However for daily Thunderbird email backups, I use my own app.
    I've never used Macrium. Heard a lot about it though. "I use my own app??" And what APP is this? Your creation?
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  6. Posts : 44
    Win10 Pro 2004
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       #16

    Lance1 said:
    I've never used Macrium. Heard a lot about it though. "I use my own app??" And what APP is this? Your creation?
    It's a .NET program I wrote that backs up a lot of stuff daily the way I want it.
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    Windows 10 Professional x64 20H2
       #17

    arnoldh said:
    It's a .NET program I wrote that backs up a lot of stuff daily the way I want it.
    Can It be modified? Do you care to share?

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    Fishing.. Sorry. Disregard my last post. But really..
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  8. Posts : 44
    Win10 Pro 2004
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       #18

    arnoldh said:
    I have increased the drag and drop sensitivity a lot, but I'd much rather stop folders being moved at all. Does anyone know if it's possible to disable it in Windows 10?
    It appears the answer is no, so I'll have to keep using a large drag and drop sensitivity. I've marked this as answered. Thanks for all the responses
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  9. Posts : 247
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       #19

    Is your machine a laptop or desktop? On my laptop I unchecked Tapping and Scrolling in the Synaptics Touchpad settings. This stopped me from accidentally moving files to some other location as well as some other undesirable actions as I am used to using a desktop (with a typical mouse).
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  10. Posts : 44
    Win10 Pro 2004
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    Mcd73165 said:
    Is your machine a laptop or desktop? On my laptop I unchecked Tapping and Scrolling in the Synaptics Touchpad settings. This stopped me from accidentally moving files to some other location as well as some other undesirable actions as I am used to using a desktop (with a typical mouse).
    It's a desktop with a proper mouse. I agree about the undesireable actions with a Synaptics Touchpad. On my laptop I prefer to plug in a mouse rather than use the touchpad.
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