Drag and Drop

June 23, 2009 at 14:20:42
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 1GB
When I drag items I have to click the left mouse key to get it to drop.

Jim


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#1
June 23, 2009 at 15:16:02
check your mouse settings you may have something like click lock enabled. Look at the mouse in Control Panel for your mouse, or if you have special drivers installed in programs.

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#2
June 23, 2009 at 16:41:30
I checked that and found nothing. If I highlight text I also have to click to get it to release. This is a Sony Vaio notebook. The integrated touchpad does the same thing so I know it's not the mouse. Thanks for your suggestion.

Jim


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#3
June 23, 2009 at 20:24:51
I looked at all of the settings for the mouse in the control panel and I don't see anything like click lock. I see draglock as an option and it is set to auto release. I have tried it both on and off and it makes no difference.

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#4
June 24, 2009 at 03:29:14
Look in Device Manager at the type of mouse listed there to see if it corresponds to what you actually have.

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#5
June 24, 2009 at 09:23:38
I checked device manager and it matches the mouse I have.

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#6
June 24, 2009 at 11:34:49
Which is what kind of mouse?

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#7
June 24, 2009 at 13:20:32
It's a Microsoft USB optical mouse. But I also have the same problem with the integrated touchpad.

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#8
June 24, 2009 at 13:30:20
What is the exact model of the Sony Vaio?

Does the same thing happen when the external mouse is disconnected?


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#9
June 24, 2009 at 14:36:10
It is a Sony PCG-K35. Yes, it does it when the external mouse is disconnected. I also have a wireless mouse that I use when I travel and it does the same thing.

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#10
June 24, 2009 at 17:32:19
Sounds like the touchpad driver is corrupted. Go to the link below and download ALL the drivers and updates for your laptop. Burn them to disk and install at least the touchpad driver and any updates.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/sw...


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#11
June 24, 2009 at 18:53:09
Well, I finally fixed it. I deinstalled the mouse and downloaded the driver from Sony and reinstalled it but it still didn't work right. This time when I went into the mouse properties in the control panel a screen with the clicklock option came up and it was turned on. I turned it off and that fixed the problem but when I go back to mouse properties that screen with the clicklock option does not appear. You probably think I am crazy but that is the only time it appeared and I have been on that screen 100 times. That is a mystery but at least it's fixed and I really appreciate your persistance.

THANKS A LOT !!!!


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#12
June 24, 2009 at 19:30:42
I figured out how to find the clicklock screen again. I deinstalled the touchpad mouse and rebooted the PC. When I did that the PC treated the touchpad mouse as new found hardware and when I went to mouse properties in the control panel the screen that came up looked entirely different than the one I have been seeing. Before when I opened mouse properties the button screen was already opened and it looked completely different and did not have the clicklock option. I still think it is weird but at least the problem is corrected. Thanks again for your help.

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#13
June 24, 2009 at 19:49:43
Glad you got it fixed. Those screens are from the same folks that gave us VCRs to program and digital watches to set.

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