Windows 10: Can't drag and drop text/image from IE 11 to Wordpad or other programs

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  1.    05 Mar 2016 #1

    Can't drag and drop text/image from IE 11 to Wordpad or other programs


    I can't drag and drop text/images from IE 11 to WordPad or other programs. When I try to do this the cursor changes to a black or red circle with a line in it. Drag and dropping in file explorer still works.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       05 Mar 2016 #2

    mine too, so I just copy -past it
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  3.    05 Mar 2016 #3

    That works, but drag and drop is faster. My guess is this has something to do with Microsoft security? For example, when I try to drag and drop a link(Windows 10 forums icon at the top of this site) I get a pop up from windows that says " do you want to allow files from this website to be copied to your computer"
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  4.    05 Mar 2016 #4

    We can argue this for hours but if that is not a function of the system, it will not work. Even if you stand on your head.
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  5.    05 Mar 2016 #5

    whs said: View Post
    We can argue this for hours but if that is not a function of the system, it will not work. Even if you stand on your head.
    It worked in windows 7
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       06 Mar 2016 #6

    it been a few years since I used win7,and all my computer are running win10 so I cant even try it on win7 to see it works ,,, but I don't remember ever being able to drag and drop images ,always had to right click the image and save image as .
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  7.    06 Mar 2016 #7

    Internet Explorer does not allow you to drag and drop files in Windows 10. You might be able to find a browser that does support drag and drop though, but they most likely will not keep the formatting.
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       06 Mar 2016 #8

    Drag & Drop feature is working fine in my Win 10 Home laptop. IE11 is my default browser.
    As far as I know, the feature never left Windows since I had Windows Vista.

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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       06 Mar 2016 #9

    Drag & Drop from file explorer to desktop

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  10.    06 Mar 2016 #10

    Yes, you can still drag and drop in Windows explorer. You simply did not read this thread thoroughly. We're talking about drag and drop compatibility in Internet explorer not Windows explorer
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