Friday, August 24, 2012

Windows Explorer: disable drag and drop

One of the zillion reasons why I hate windows is Windows Explorer, one of the biggest failures in the File Management tools galaxy. It's so pathetic that you can't even disable the drag and drop - one of the most common causes of file loss - especially when using the touchpad.

Here is a workaround:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

DragHeight=999999 (original value 4)
DragWidth=999999 (original value 4)

restart computer

It works!

Googling around I also found this post:

"You can set the drag and drop or copy and paste files
confirmation prompt

n\Internet Settings\Zones\0]


AND on the intranet:
n\Internet Settings\Zones\1]



but I haven't tried....

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