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Drag And Drop Woes

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by indyskyz, 3 Jun 2006.

  1. indyskyz

    Wise Guy

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    lo. chaps and chapets

    having a general pc sort out today and came across an odd drag and drop issue

    for example draging funnypic1.jpg in to the funny pic folder from the various photo folder it just makes a copy of funnypic1.jpg in the funny pic folder and leaves the original exactly wherer it was in the first place (anoying or what)

    what i want to hapen is drag funnypic1 in to funny pic folder and it just be there nowhere else!!!!

    i supose this is great if your electric goes just as jour about to move the most uberist owned pic you posess and loose it forever onoes

    but its not for me HELP!!!!


    eek please move me to the software section pronto ive made my self look an ass
     
  2. Haircut

    Mobster

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    Hold down right mouse button while dragging and it gives you the option of moving the file, copying it or creating s shortcut.
     
  3. indyskyz

    Wise Guy

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    ^^^^ my hero

    i thought i might have a seizure or something
     
  4. dymetrie

    Wise Guy

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    were you copying accross drives (or partitions) mayhap?
     
  5. indyskyz

    Wise Guy

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    urm....















    yes still it realy shouldnt be that anoying should it BUT. i suppose partition/partition drive/drive is like draging files to a cd or floppy
     
  6. dymetrie

    Wise Guy

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    aye pretty much how it works...

    highlight->right click->cut->paste (in new location) works good
     
  7. Pho

    Sgarrista

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    CTRL + X (cut)
    CTRL + V (paste)

    keyboard > mouse
     
  8. dymetrie

    Wise Guy

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    I was actually explaining in n00b...
     
  9. indyskyz

    Wise Guy

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    hay im not noob

    nub is the prefered terminology i know alot just a few things that baffle me

    i could go about my daily computing buissines without the use of a mouse witch it more than i could say about alot of people
     
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  10. bledd

    Don

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    if you hold... (when dragging file / folder)

    left shift forces move
    left ctrl forces copy
    left alt forces create shortcut

    :o
     
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2006
  11. benjo plz.

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    Buh?
     
  12. bledd

    Don

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    try it..

    drag a file and when still holding mouse, hold ALT, and it'll show a shortcut sign..
     
  13. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

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    read what you said then ;).
     
  14. bledd

    Don

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    needed some punctuation, sorry :)
     
  15. G-MAN2004

    Caporegime

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    That's what i'm thinking. He's put the same button for two different commands :confused:
     
  16. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

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    :confused:
    Looks more like you need a different word :p.
     
  17. dymetrie

    Wise Guy

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    would you prefer numpty?

    it can be arranged ;)
     
  18. bledd

    Don

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    oops, changed now peeps :)

    i edited my post too..