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Drag and Drop File into Application under run as administrator

Whenever I have an application running (Visual Studio 2008, Notepad, etc.) under "Run as Administrator", I cannot drag and drop files from Windows Explorer into the application. I've tried running ...
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Disable ability to pull a tab off of Chrome

I'm so sick of mistakenly pulling my Chrome tabs out of the tab list when i click on it, and having it open in a new window. I'm always pulling them off, then having to drop them back. Does anyone ...
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How to undo an accidental drag and drop

This happens to me in Windows Explorer (and in Outlook): I mean to open a folder and manage to move the mouse and accidentally drag the whole folder ... somewhere. Usually I notice, but not always ...
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Windows 8 - can't drag files from Explorer and drop on applications

In Windows 8 I find I can't drag files to applications like I've been able to do for as long as I can remember. Example: Drag MP3s to Winamp Drag folder full of music to Winamp Drag videos to VLC ...
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Drag and drop through Remote Desktop Connection

I use remote desktop on a daily basis and I find that I often need to quickly transfer files between my physical PC and the RDP, or even between different multiple remote sessions. I have network ...
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Drag & Drop (a file) to Desktop Icons ceased to open it, Replaced with “Move to Desktop”

I used to be able to drag and drop files to some of my desktop icons (e.g. Notepad++, AstroGrep, etc.) to open them with the applications represented by those icons. About a month ago (can't recall ...
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Abort drag-and-drop from a busy program

When the following happens: I start a drag-and-drop operation, starting from application ABC. Application ABC locks up (temporarily) I release the mouse button then, until application ABC finishes ...
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Make Windows always copy files when dragging and dropping them

Is there a way to change the default drag and drop behavior in Windows 7? As of now it seems that if the location is on the same drive it'll move onto the other, otherwise if they are in different ...
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Right Drag on Mac

How do you perform a right-click-drag operation on Mac hardware? I know you can right click, but there does not seem to be a right click drag gesture. In my specific case I am using a MacBook Pro, ...
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why doesn't explorer copy files when control-dragged?

In one of my systems, when I drag and drop a file it does not honor the pressing of the control key. That is, when dragging in the same drive, it always moves files and does not copy them. And when ...
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Windows 7 maximized windows not draggable: how to enable?

On my current Windows 7 install (relatively stock from Lenovo) I cannot click-and-drag on a maximized window and drag it onto my second monitor. On my older computer (another Lenovo laptop w/Win7 -in ...
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OSX Drag and drop sensitivity setting?

Is there a setting in OSX Lion that allows me to change the drag and drop threshold? I am using a Wacom intuos4 tablet and when working fast I sometimes drag files or tabs instead of just clicking ...
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Vista Remote Desktop Mouse Drag Not Working

I've been using Remote Desktop to connect from a Windows Vista machine to a Windows XP machine. Everything used to work fine, but a few weeks ago I found that I could not drag things with my mouse. ...
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Right-button drag-drop function in Gnome

While I don't really miss the annoyances that go with working on Windows, one thing I do wish I had in Gnome is the ability to hold the right-mouse button down on a file and drag it to get the context ...
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Drag and drop using the notebook touchpad?

How can I drag and drop using the notebook touchpad? I'm using Windows Vista on a Dell Inspiron
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Changing drag & drop behaviour in Windows 7's explorer for touch screen use

I have a new touch screen, and am playing around with its functionality. The most productive use for me is organizing files (literally) by hand. It's fun working through a list of files, dragging and ...
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Drag/drop mail folder from Outlook to Explorer export to .pst file?

While working on large-scale projects, I collect all mail conversations pertaining to the project in a separate folder within Outlook. When the project is completed, I want to archive the entire ...
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Drag and drop images from a webpage into a local folder

I used to have this problem on my Windows XP, and then Vista computer and managed to find a fix to stop it happening - but I can't find any information this time round. I am using IE8 and Windows 7 ...
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How to enable text drag-and-drop in Sublime Text 2?

I'm on Ubuntu 12 and the drag-and-drop feature of Sublime Text 2 refuses to work even though it is explicitly enabled in the configuration file: "drag_text": true and isn't overridden anywhere ...
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How does “Drag and Drop” work in the X window system on Linux?

I'm an old-school dinosaur, and I'd like to understand how drag and drop works on the X window system under Linux. Is it build into the X protocol? Is it a function of the window manager? Do ...
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Internet Explorer 11: Dragging a link to the new tab button no longer works

The image pretty much sums up my problem. It used to work, now it doesn't. What changed?
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Drag and Drop vs. Copy and Paste in Windows Explorer

Is there a difference between dragging and dropping a file vs. copying and pasting in Windows Explorer? I read on a forum that dragging is more reliable than copying. Is this true? Can copying ...
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Drag-to-disc CD or DVD writing software?

I just came to know about packet writing, which enables files to be written to disc one-by-one, instead of "burning" a whole disc all at once. After some initial searches all I've come up with is: ...
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Prevent drag-and-drop from Windows Explorer from freezing the window?

In some badly-implemented software (in my case, iPhoneBrowser and MP3Gain, but there are others) after dragging a file/folder from explorer into the program, the explorer window will become unusable ...
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How can I change the default drag and drop action on a folder in Windows 7?

I have a special folder which I always drag and drop many files to. How can I change the default "Copy to" action to be "Move to"? This is what I mean: I know I can do it by pressing Ctrl or ...
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How to drag and drop images from windows explorer to Excel?

When I drag and drop nothing happens, can you make it work?
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Disable COPY drag and drop in Windows Explorer in Windows 7

How can I disable copying files via drag-and-drop in Windows Explorer in Windows 7? Note that I don't want to disable drag-and-drop completely nor in the start menu, just disable copying ...
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Edit Windows Context Menu entries after right-click drag and drop operation [closed]

In RegEdit, where can I find the Context Menu for right mouse button drag & drop? So like when you right-click and hold on a folder then move the cursor to desktop to get "Move here", "Copy here" ...
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Dragging and dropping folders onto the command prompt in Windows Vista/Server 2008

In Windows XP I'm very used to being able to drag a folder or file (from Windows Explorer) onto a command prompt and have it paste there the full path to that folder or file (including quotes if ...
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Drag and drop images into word not working

Using MS Word 2000, I'm no longer able to drag and drop images into MS word from the local filesystem (or from images on the web). We recently reinstalled XP and SP3, so I'm not sure if this is a ...
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How to Drag-and-Move Files between drives on Windows 7 by Default?

Whenever I drag files from my desktop to a secondary drive on my Windows 7 PC it copies by default. I know I can shift+drag it over but what I'd like to do is make the default move instead of copy. ...
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1answer
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Running powershell scripts by drag-n-drop file or folder on it

Is there any way of running a powershell script by drag-n-dropping a file on it (just like you would drag-n-drop a file on a .exe file)? It would be also nice to be able to do the same thing with ...
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How do you increase Dragging Speed for Mac OS X Applications?

Greetings! This question regards dragging stuff to parts of a document which are "off the screen". For example: Dragging a spreadsheet in iWork Numbers to a part of the document that's "off the ...
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Drag'n'Drop doesn't work in VirtualBox

I'm on Mac OS X 10.8 and I'm using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12.4 as guest. After install "Guest additions" Drag'n'Drop was working. But since I install "additional drivers" and reboot the system, it ...
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How to disable tabs drag & drop in Chrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable ability to pull a tab off of Chrome I want to fully disable tabs drag & drop in Google Chrome. I still want to be able to slide my tabs and arrange them, but ...
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Can't drag and drop files from OS X Lion to Samba share

I have an Ubuntu box running a Samba share that I use to share files in my network. Since upgrading my mac to Lion I am unable to just drag and drop files from my mac into the mounted drives to copy ...
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Cannot drag tabs in Internet Explorer 9

I used to be able to drag tabs in Internet Explorer, and even drag and drop tabs beteen different top-level Windows. For some reason this stopped working and now I am unable to drag tabs. Is there ...
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How to drag and drop files to a (places|launcher) gnome applet

I made a shortcut to my home folder by dragging and dropping it to the panel. Is there a way that I can drag and drop files to that applet in order to save the file in the folder location? What I ...
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How do I add a 'Create symlink' to the right mouse button drag and drop context menu in windows?

Specifically I want to add a command to create a symlink of the selected file/folder and place it in the destination folder.
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Using FVWM on Linux, do I need the “DragWell” extension to drag and drop photos?

I have photos on my hard drive that I would like to upload to Google Plus using drag and drop. But drag and drop does nothing. I don't know which of the following parties are to blame: Image ...
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How do I drag-and-drop files into a text editor in Windows 7

I installed Notepad++ and now want to drag-and-drop files into the editor. But I can't. How do I do this?
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How to drag-select multiple files in Mac OS X?

Here's what I do know: I can click to select a file I can click SHIFT to select a range I can use COMMAND to add or subtract from and existing selection I can select by clicking on an empty space and ...
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Drag-and-drop a new series onto an Excel chart

In Excel 2003, I can select a new data series and drag it onto an existing chart to add it to that chart. In Excel 2007 I can't. Does anyone know if this functionality was removed or if it is ...
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Drag and drop open Windows from server to client and client to server

I was wondering if their is a possibility within Synergy to drag open Windows (like Word or Excel) to the screen of the other system withing the Synergy setup. For example: I'm working on an Excel ...
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Drag and Drop not working after Windows Update

Since last Week i can no longer drag and drop anything on my Windows XP system, not even desktop symbols or tabs in firefox. It can be related to a windows update as i made one shortly before the ...
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How can I drag and drop text from one Emacs window into another?

Is it possible to select text in one Emacs window and then drag-drop it into another window of the same Emacs session? If so, how can it be done?
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How To Drag & Drop Image From Browser Into Image Editor?

Sometimes i am able to drag & drop image from browsers right into any image editing software but not always. Such method allows me to circumvent image saving to hard drive and directly place it ...
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How to fix an ancient Windows XP start menu bug?

I dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows XP. I still use Windows XP for some old software, but I never allow it to go online - the ethernet drivers are disabled in case I forget to power off the cable modem. ...
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Seeking Linux window manager, programmable, mouse optional, drag and drop photos

I've been using fvwm for over 20 years. But it doesn't support drag and drop, and I would like to be able to drag and drop photos from some sort of photo viewer into Chrome. I have no idea how drag ...
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Dragging IE HTM shortcut to Chrome shortcut

Whenever I drag a shortcut to Chrome... ...a page opens up containing this: [InternetShortcut] URL=http://stackoverflow.com/ Whenever I try this with IE, StackOverflow actually opens up. And, ...