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Problem With Drag And Drop (or So It Seems).
Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:14 AM
The last few days, all of a sudden, the drag and drop functionality of explorer (or anything on the operating system that uses system calls in order to perform it) screws up completely.
I attempt to drag it, and it just flickers a bit to the direciton I'm moving it and then fails.
It doesn't seem to be the mouse as I can still drag a rectangle selection to select multiple files etc, just no drag and drop.
However, it isn't always like that, it works generally (as far as I know) and stop working out of nowhere, and then stops again.
Even if I shutdown explorer itself and re-open it, it doesn't make it starts working again (when it stops).
Does anyone know what might be doing on?
The chances of a virus or something malicious on any level running on my pc is extremely low, but to be safe Iv'e just gotten AVG Free (I already ran a registry application and an Anti-Spyware tool) and am about to install , update and run it to be sure (on the off chance something managed to get onto it).
Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:42 AM
Has repaired the very few cases of lost drag-and-drop ability we’ve encountered so far in Windows XP, and has also worked in Windows 2000. Don’t confuse this with the Win9x version — there are small differences in the Registry structures involved.
their might be some other patches with the drag and drop so search the site. Now I recommend contact theses guys and see what you have to do in order to patch this correctly and properly.
Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:20 PM
Edited by saint-michael, 06 January 2007 - 12:21 PM.
Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:26 PM
Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:38 PM
It was working, and then out of curiosity, I ran a game I have been developing the last few days, played around a bit, exited it and tryed to drag and drop and what do you know, it stopped working.
But I'm confused as to how this could affect the OS, it certainly doesn't touch the registry :S.
Who knows *shrugs*, but it seems to fix itself after awhile....
Posted 06 January 2007 - 07:43 PM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:14 AM
Basically, when an objective of the level is complete, I call an UnInit function to free up all used objects and zero variables before proceeding.
However the objective completion is checked within the Collision event for the main player sprite, and I can't free up the sprite while I'm in one of it's procedures for obvious reasons.
I ended up remieding it by using a message and postmessage so I coudl exit the procedure before it calls my UnInit function to safely free up the used objects.
This also solved some other minor problems and lead to motivating me to stick on and fix a few other things up, so I'm quite happy with the results .
Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:58 PM
Having the same problem this morning, I was about to dive into the dark depths of registry editing when I read your post.
A quick bash of the "Esc" key and bingo! Fixed.
Thanks Ailuro - the path to regedit is paved with risk!
-reply by Andrew C
Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:30 PM
For months I have been randomly seeing drag/drop functionality stop. I've searched and searched for a solution, but only found lots of stuff that didn't apply. I always had to reboot to fix it.
It just happend again, and another search turned up this thread. A quick press/release of the ESC fixed the problem! No more reboots!
Thanks!-reply by Scott
Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:18 PM
When I try to drag and drop, the mouse looks like it is dragging ok, until I try to drop, and nothing happens, the thing I tried to drag just pops back to where it was. I can't drag anything, anywhere. It just ignores me no matter how much I click! lol Well I am rubbish at computers. I keep trying to reboot. I installed a system support thing, and for a moment, that seemed to work. But then it stopped again! :'( Help please!-reply by Annika
Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:58 PM
AhahaaDude you don't know how many days I have gone with that esc key stuck down, THANKS SO MUCH! hahahahaha wow whattaya know... Omg I was going crazy. Ill sort and fix up my folders and installing stuff and be like ok good thats done, now if I can just figure out this drag drop thing... Lmao, omg... I'm a dumbo
-reply by zizz
Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:59 PM
Same problem as "reply by Annika" -- but doing that to the Escape key doesn't work -- even hit it with canned air, in case there was some "stuff" in there (we have a lot of wind where I live).
So now I'M stuck -- still no answer except rebooting.
Plus my mouse often goes crazy. Closes programs, runs all over -- to stop it I hit Escape. Then nothing works for a couple minutes. No clue as to what starts the mouse craziness. No pattern to what I'm doing at the time.
Still cannot drag and drop, so here's goes another reboot!
Anyone have any other ideas?
-question by Carol
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:12 AM
I had exactly the same symptoms.
It turned out to be a sticking escape key.
Check it out. Hold down the escape key and try and drag and drop.
Someone linked in 2010 here:
That was then linked in 2011 here 2011 here
I brought it full circle in 2012!
This plagued me 6 times a year for years.
/sry old thread
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