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Drag&drop form host to guest does not work on virtualBox

I have a w10-64bits machine and I have also a w8-64bits guest machine on virtual box. Even if I have checked the bidirectional option for drag&drop I cannot move any file from host-to-guest. When ...
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Drag & Drop does not work for Win 10 Host and Ubuntu LTS 20.04 Guest on Oracle VirtualBox 6.1

Regarding the Drag & Drop function in Oracle VirtualBox 6.1.3.2. In accordance with numerous online tutorials, I have done the following: Installed Guest Additions on the Ubuntu LTS 20.04 Guest ...
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Chrome on Windows 10 - cannot drop files on Google Drive

Recently, I bought a new laptop and ever since then, I cannot drag and drop files from my PC onto Google Drive web interface. When I drag a local file onto Chrome, when in my Drive, there is the "...
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I can no longer drag and drop my first Firefox tab - and only that tab - in to bookmarks toolbar folders. How to diagnose?

Ever since Firefox version 96.0, maybe 95.0 if we're wanting to play it safe, I've been unable to drag and drop my leftmost tab in to bookmarks folders that are on my toolbar. The dragging seems fine, ...
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File Explorer - Drag and Drop disabled (Move) - Windows 10

How can I fix the issue of not being able to drag and drop files from one directory to another in windows 10, using the file explorer. There is a prohibition which was not there before, I am not sure ...
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Why can't I drag and drop in Firefox or Thunderbird?

I recently upgrade to a new laptop (Win10, Dell XPS13) and copied over my Firefox and Thunderbird profiles from an older laptop. The latest version of both programs (currently Firefox 96.0, ...
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Is it possible to enable drag and drop gestures on windows 11 that were removed?

Back when I used windows 7 and 10, I had the ability to drag files and objects off windows, say, hover them over another open app on the taskbar, and it would focus on that window, allowing me to drop ...
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Drag & drop URL from address bar into folder = automagically convert + download

How would I go about finding out how to drag & drop shortcut URL from browser address bar into folder to auto download / convert to audio mp3? After dragging into folder, the output file would ...
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Firefox: Sending files from explorer to current tab / replicating drag-drop behavior with CLI?

I'm not super familiar with CLI etc. so apologies if what I'm asking is super obvious. I would like to create an option for when I select an image file in my file explorer it would send it to Firefox ...
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Mac OS X High Sierra Finder Drag and Drop animation previews slow

MacBook Pro 2012 (mid), High Sierra Version 10.14.6 (18G103) I'm in middle of a big photo-review-sorting operation. +50.000 images that I need to sort. In Finder I select 300 images, drag it over to ...
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What could possibly explain that Windows 10 silently added ZIP files to ZIP files before, but not now?

The other day, I felt a cold sensation down my back after realizing that some ZIP archives that I had in a directory contained other ZIP archives, which I remember having tried to move to that same ...
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Windows 10 Text drag and drop

Windows 10 has this feature called 'Drag and drop text' which for most/some users might be helpful by for me as a programmer is a pain when coding is there a way to disable it?
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How prevent objects from snapping back into position in LibreOffice Writer?

How can I disable this super-annoying "feature" causing objects (e.g. a drawn rectangle) to snap back into its original position when doing drag & drop? I simply want to translate a ...
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Changing drag and drop behaviour in Thunderbird (currently V68.x)

I'm looking for any Settings to changing Thunderbirds Drag&Drop behaviour in general or more specific when you drop the mail over in a folder e.g. via Windows Explorer (if you do that it will save ...
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Outlook: Dragging folder into subfolder, folder list skips back

A usability issue in my opinion: Background: I use a lot of folders and subfolders ... e.g. Top level is "Task state" (e.g. similar to: Assigned, Received, Active,Needs Info, Report, Closed)...
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Copy and paste does not work with free-selection tool in GIMP

I have started using GIMP 2.10.8 on Linux and want to cut an arbitrary piece of an image, copy, and paste it. All image editing programs support this except GIMP - why? Step-by-step reproduction of ...
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Drag&Droping/Pasting video into program with CLI

I have script that records a video and saves it into a folder. What I want to do is to have an automated way to share recorded videos with friends - either by sending it via discord or caprine (fb ...
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Drag file to folder without opening folder

Is there a way to drag files to folders without opening them (spring load)? For example if i want to move a file from the current finder folder to one of the sidebar's folders but i don't want to see ...
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Can't move a window by dragging its title bar in Windows 10

In Windows 10 I have a window that can normally be dragged around the screen and snapped to the screen edges. Today, it won't move with the mouse although other programs still do. This is similar to ...
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Move selected cells without formatting

I need to move (drag & drop) a selection of cells inside a formatted grid using border. The issue is that every time that the selection has borders the formatting is moved too. There's a way (good ...
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firefox drag and drop image to file explorer

Since Firefox v68 the drag and dropping of an image from the browser (firefox.exe) to Windows File Explorer or Desktop (explorer.exe) is not working anymore. What I tried so far: Tried turning it ...
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Dragging and dropping cells in Excel causes unwanted shading to be applied

When I drag and drop cells, shading sometimes gets applied to the original location of the moved cells. How can I prevent this happening? The shading is often grey but can be any colour. It's ...
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Erratic left-click behavior with trackball

I use a Logitech Marble Mouse trackball with Mint Xfce (a recent distro change, and I'm still identifying weaknesses). It recently started to behave erratically with left-click operations: Grabbing ...
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Is there a way to drop(paste) file in to the directory using the keyboard?

I'm organizing a lot of files and directories, so for example, within directory A there is directory B, C and file X, Y DIR A - DIR B - DIR C - file X - file Y - file Z I want to move ...
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Drag and drop a tab to the bookmarks in Chrome

I'm using Google Chrome on my work but at home I use Vivaldi. I really miss a feature there: you can drag a tab to the bookmarks in order to save it. However, Google Chrome only creates a new window ...
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How does Windows drag and drop with a file work behind the scenes?

The Windows Operating System has a very convenient drag and drop feature, which is very common knowledge to any user, but there's a technical view of it; some developer at some point in time added ...
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Browser: Drag and drop image from explorer replaces content instead of opening in new tab

Drag and drop image from explorer replaces content. This behaviour can end up cause data loss. Consider this use case: you are filling in a long form and you have a box to upload an images at the ...
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Chrome: Disable drag and drop of links with text

Sometimes I want to copy certain text from website (like a song name from Spotify) but because the text has a link on it Chrome will drag and drop the link (see screenshot with the "Unanswered" text ...
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Is it possible to prevent Windows Explorer from locking up when hovering a file during drag and drop above a network drive that is offline?

In Windows Explorer in the left sidebar I have a link to a network drive that is usually turned off. If I want to drag an drop a file from that window to another window, I have to take special care ...
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Excel - Is it possible to make a drag and drop function to save files directly into a folder?

I am working on a EDMS system which is to be created in Excel. Could anyone clarify whether or not it is possible to drag and drop files directly to the folder path THROUGH Excel? Instead of accessing ...
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How to deactivate drag and drop with touchpad?

I want to be able to drag and drop by using the hardware mouse-button. I want to be able to click by tapping on the touch-pad (and of course clicking by using the hardware-button should also be ...
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Prevent breaking conditional formatting when moving cells

This question is a clarified subset of Prevent breaking formulas/formatting by moving cells in locked worksheet, which hasn't been solved yet. Imagine a simple Excel game: | A | B | --------...
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FileZilla can't drag and drop to Windows Explorer

When I try to drag and drop to my desktop or any folder outside of FileZilla, I get an error: Could not determine the target of the Drag&Drop operation. Either the shell extension is not ...
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Saving multiple E-Mails with identical name locally too slow

I have a user who wants to backup E-Mails on our network shares. She does this by draging the mails and dropping them to the share that she wishes to backup her mails on. This creates an eml-file ...
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How to disable drag&drop of links by default?

I would like to disable the default behavior of Firefox which causes links to be drag&drop elements because it prevents selecting part of the text with the mouse in order to copy it. I never drag&...
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MacOS: A shortcut to bypass "duplicate file" warning?

When moving files between directories, and a file of the same name already resides in a directory, the MacOS presents the Duplicate file warning asking if you want to Keep Both, Stop, or Replace. If ...
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How can I install filezilla's shell extension?

I am trying to drag&drop a file from filezilla to some Windows program. I get this filezilla message: How can I install filezilla's shell extension? I use filezilla on Windows 10 Enterprise.
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Can't move mails anymore in Outlook 2016

I have Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 Version 1706 (Build 8229.2086) and since lately I can't drag and drop an email to a folder. I searched in Google and tried a few tips, but none of them ...
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Disable drag&drop of selected text in Firefox and Chrome

When I have some text selected, sometimes I want to select text inside that selection instead (for example because I made a mistake selecting it and want to do it again). Instead, my browsers (Chrome ...
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How to drag & drop several files to elaborate each file in a bash script?

I'm using Dolphin in a KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Environment. Here I wrote a bash script, which can elaborate exactly ONE file, when I drag a file from Dolphin and drop it on a ".desktop" defined script ...
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Excel 2007 Formula Drag

My excel drag is NOT working. I have ensured that in excel options the "Enable fill handle and cell drag-and-drop" has been selected, as well as that the calculations are "Automatic." In my current ...
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What to Do if Drag&Drop Doesn't Work in Manjaro/XFCE/LightDM

I'm aware that in Linux several different components are required to make some graphic appear on the screen and have mouse actions cause some intended behaviour. However, I'm not familiar enough with ...
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how do i change the drag and drop function for a specific drive?

I would like to change the default drag and drop action for the E:\ drive on my windows 10 machine from copy and paste to move. But I cant find how do do this for just the one drive. I found a way to ...
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Add files to 7-Zip archive by dragging then onto the .7z file?

With WinZip, it's possible to drop a set of files onto a zip/zipx file, which results in the files being added or moved (depending on how you drop them, in the usual Windows manner) into the archive. ...
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What is the name of the 8 white squares surrounding resizable views?

I came across this annoying moment while writing a how-to article and realized I didn't know the name of those white squares that surround views. Here some images for clarification. Windows ...
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Why doesn't usual Drag&Drop work in Windows 10?

I just installed Windows 10, after years spent with Windows 7. Drag & dropping a .wav file into SoundForge is something important in my workflow. Why doesn't it work anymore in Windows 10? Maybe ...
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Drag delay on Mac + Trackball

I use a Kensington Slimblade trackball with macOS Sierra. I'm noticing a weird glitch where the system never seems to begin a drag where I'm initially clicking. This problem runs throughout my ...
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Drag Links to Folders Toolbars on the Taskbar

I often have the need to drag a URL-link from my browser to a folder that is shared via a cloud backup service. That way I have those links available to me at work or vis–à–vis. (This method works ...
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Drag and Drop Items into Subfolders from Desktop Without Opening an Explorer Window?

My inquiry (in my opinion) seems pretty silly but, it's just based on making my "desktop cleaning" a little more convenient. I like using folders to keep my files neat and organized but, I don't ever ...
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Dropbox web-client drag-drop from file-system

With the personal edition version that is installed on my Windows 7 computer, when dragging a file from the file system to a Dropbox folder in the web browser, a file already in the Dropbox folder ...
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