Solved

Drag and drop confirmation in xp

Posted on 2010-08-19
9
356 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Need to have a confirmation prompt when draging files to a new location whether local or on network shares.

Any ideas on how to solve this?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jplatt1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
9 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:bluepig
ID: 33474741
Train users to use left mouse button. When they let go of the button ("drop") there is a popup box asking them what they want to do (copy, move, cancel).
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:bluepig
ID: 33474750
OOPS must be a lefty! I meant the right mouse button.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:deisrobinson
ID: 33474806
Looking around and based on this post from 2004:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21041849.html

Unfortunately this doesn't seem possible. One option however is to lock the drag and drop functionality to prevent accidental moves.

Of my knowledge this was one of those things that everyone wanted to figure out but never did. Good luck!
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
natcom earned 500 total points
ID: 33474919
I know why you need to know that.  many users who perform an accidental drag/drop on a folder rather than a solid double click to view the contents of the folder.

I find that folders will go missing, only to find it has been moved to a nearby folder by mistake.


you can try  TweakUI to adjust the limit (in pixels) to adjust how sensitive the mouse is to drag and drops from the standard value of 4 to a maximum of 32.

But if you change that value in the registry instead you can set a much higher value, one that exceeds the screen resolution and therefore makes it impossible to move the mouse enough away from an object. That way Windows never notice it's supposed to drag the object away along with the mouse pointer.

Making a simple reg-file containing this solves the problem:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DragHeight"="999999"
"DragWidth"="999999"

Restart the computer for the change to have effect.


Resetting these values to 4 sets it all back to default again.


0
Integrate social media with email signatures

Is your company active on social media? Do you also use email signatures? Including social media icons in your email signature is a great way to get fans for free. Let all your email users know you’re on social media quickly and easily, in a single click.

 

Author Comment

by:jplatt1
ID: 33474938
Deisrobinson how do you lock the drag and drop functionality?

Bluepig - training users to do that is like asking them to stay and work an extra 10 minutes..not going to happen..

0
 

Author Comment

by:jplatt1
ID: 33474971
Natcom: I will experiment with the mouse control, I have seen other postings with this option with mixed results.  I will get back to you.


0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:deisrobinson
ID: 33475080
Per this answer:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080227045337AABoj1s

You can try any three of the options listed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jplatt1
ID: 33479072
NatCom should have been awarded the 500 points...something burbed here!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jplatt1
ID: 33479085
NatCom..you all set now...FULL POINTS! Thanks to all
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Sometimes people don't understand why download speed shows differently for Windows than Linux.Specially, this article covers and shows the solution for throughput difference for Windows than a Linux machine. For this, I arranged a test scenario.I…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
As a trusted technology advisor to your customers you are likely getting the daily question of, ‘should I put this in the cloud?’ As customer demands for cloud services increases, companies will see a shift from traditional buying patterns to new…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now