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  1.    19 May 2016 #1
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    Drag and drop attachment


    With Win7, I could right click on the taskbar icon, pick up a previous file and drag it into my gmail to attach. Not an option with Win10- any way to do this with a work-around??

    thanks
    Jeff
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  2.    20 May 2016 #2
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    Which taskbar icon?
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  3.    20 May 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    Which taskbar icon?
    all of them. If I right-click on Word, a listing of all my recent Word docs show up. I could drag any one of those over to my gmail message and it would attach the file. Seems that none of the visible recent files in the Win10 list are "draggable".

    thanks
    Jeff
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  4.    20 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyexam View Post
    With Win7, I could right click on the taskbar icon, pick up a previous file and drag it into my gmail to attach. Not an option with Win10- any way to do this with a work-around??

    thanks
    Jeff
    I don't have an answer for you.
    I always use the old-fashioned way......... I use the "paper clip".
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  5.    20 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    I don't have an answer for you.
    I always use the old-fashioned way......... I use the "paper clip".
    Yeah, that's been my only option....bummer!! (yet another reason not to switch!!)

    thanks
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  6.    20 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyexam View Post
    Yeah, that's been my only option....bummer!! (yet another reason not to switch!!)

    thanks
    I don't know if this is relevant at all.
    Are you using IE11 ?
    If yes, would you mind have a look at this...................

    Open IE11 > Tools > Internet Options > Security tab at top > Custom level > scroll to Miscellaneous > is Drag/Drop enabled ?

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  7.    20 May 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    I don't know if this is relevant at all.
    Are you using IE11 ?
    If yes, would you mind have a look at this...................

    Open IE11 > Tools > Internet Options > Security tab at top > Custom level > scroll to Miscellaneous > is Drag/Drop enabled ?

    Click image for larger version. 

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    No, I use Chrome but don't see how that matters since the listing of files doesn't allow me to "pick up" any individual file and drag it ANYWHERE; whether it's into my gmail or any other place (like the desktop, for example). This doesn't seem to be a browser issue- more of a Win10 issue.

    thanks
    Jeff
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  8.    20 May 2016 #8
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    Yes. I agree.
    Just something that came to my mind.
    Sorry,
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  9.    20 May 2016 #9
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    There has never been a way to right click on a shortcut pinned to task to pull out a file. If you are doing attachments, you need to use the Attachment icon on Gmail.
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  10.    20 May 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    There has never been a way to right click on a shortcut pinned to task to pull out a file. If you are doing attachments, you need to use the Attachment icon on Gmail.
    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
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