Windows 10: Drag and drop attachment

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       20 May 2016 #11

    eyexam said: View Post
    I've been doing that with Win7 ever since I got it. Maybe I'm describing it wrong but I just did it again (with my Win7 computer). Right-click on Word icon (on task bar); shows list of latest files accessed; I click/drag the file out onto the Gmail message I'm composing and it is dropped into the email as an attachment. That option is not possible with the list when accessed with Win 10.

    Jeff
    Are you using Gmail online, or are you using Gmail within the Mail app ?
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  2.    20 May 2016 #12

    davidhk said: View Post
    Are you using Gmail online, or are you using Gmail within the Mail app ?
    Using Gmail on line. The recent files list on Win10 comes up as a different looking list, like they are all just listed as one "document", instead of a list of individual files (as they appear in Win 7). Real stumper here...

    Jeff
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    EL Capitan
       20 May 2016 #13

    This is what you are talking about. It was changed in 10 for allowing users more flexibility, since 10 is coded for Tablet devices also. Recent Items and Frequent Places - Turn On or Off - Windows 10 Forums

    If they are coming up as "document", then you need to check the file properties for the file.

    It is not good to drag and drop from a folder into a email.
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  4.    21 May 2016 #14

    bro67 said: View Post
    This is what you are talking about. It was changed in 10 for allowing users more flexibility, since 10 is coded for Tablet devices also. Recent Items and Frequent Places - Turn On or Off - Windows 10 Forums

    If they are coming up as "document", then you need to check the file properties for the file.

    It is not good to drag and drop from a folder into a email.
    f

    Thanks- It appears that it's the drag-and-drop from the JUMP LIST (finally got the right terminology there) that isn't available. In looking into it more (with your help), it seems that this MIGHT be available in a future build of 10. What a crock!!! That drag-and-drop from a jump list to attach was SOOOO easy and now it's gone. Too late to downgrade......bummer

    If someone comes up with a good solution (besides the paper clip), I'm hoping for a miracle!

    thanks
    Jeff
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    EL Capitan
       21 May 2016 #15

    As Microsoft likes to change stuff at a whim. Especially when it is not broken. It ends up that we find or write utilities that take the place of old features.
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  6.    21 May 2016 #16

    bro67 said: View Post
    As Microsoft likes to change stuff at a whim. Especially when it is not broken. It ends up that we find or write utilities that take the place of old features.
    Does a utility exist for this?
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    EL Capitan
       21 May 2016 #17

    That I would not know, since I do not use that feature on the desktop that I have 10 on, which hardly gets used. I am sure that someone has come up with something to do it.
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  8.    22 May 2016 #18

    bro67 said: View Post
    That I would not know, since I do not use that feature on the desktop that I have 10 on, which hardly gets used. I am sure that someone has come up with something to do it.
    OK, thanks. Will keep an eye out for something in the future (Win11????)
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