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liquid.kotus
Jul 27, 2012, 03:00 PM
Whenever I try to drag an icon and move it within dock icon drags around with cursor but does not relocate. Same happens with any files in folders, desktop etc. Icons just drag around and I can't seem to release them at all. I've tried to adjust settings in Accessibility but nothing seems to work. Not sure if I should re-install OS X 10.8 or maybe there are some system preferences I can adjust.


Did anyone experience the same issue?



tomasmartinez
Jul 28, 2012, 12:20 AM
I have found this article with six possible solutions. The first one worked for me.

http://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/osx/cant-drag-and-drop-in-os-x-lion/#comment-87486

By the way, in my case AirParrot was the problem.

liquid.kotus
Jul 28, 2012, 02:23 AM
I have found this article with six possible solutions. The first one worked for me.

http://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/osx/cant-drag-and-drop-in-os-x-lion/#comment-87486

By the way, in my case AirParrot was the problem.

Thanks, I found the same temp fix but it's not ideal since putting Mac to sleep and then waking up sometimes disrupts the process. I was hoping Apple would fix this known sticky mouse bug in the new release

tomasmartinez
Jul 29, 2012, 01:37 PM
Thanks, I found the same temp fix but it's not ideal since putting Mac to sleep and then waking up sometimes disrupts the process. I was hoping Apple would fix this known sticky mouse bug in the new release

As you said, at first it was a temp fix. Later I tried method number 3, and I found an AirParrot extension in "System/Library/Extensions", once removed and the MBP restarted, the problem was solved for good.

Mr. Retrofire
Jul 29, 2012, 01:52 PM
Whenever I try to drag an icon and move it within dock icon drags around with cursor but does not relocate. Same happens with any files in folders, desktop etc. Icons just drag around and I can't seem to release them at all.
If you use a wireless mouse and an USB extension cable for the receiver (for better reception), check the extension cable. I used an extension cable (defective) which caused similar problems. I thought it was a battery problem within the wireless mouse. I replaced the short extension cable, and the drag & drop problems disappeared.

liquid.kotus
Aug 3, 2012, 11:27 AM
As you said, at first it was a temp fix. Later I tried method number 3, and I found an AirParrot extension in "System/Library/Extensions", once removed and the MBP restarted, the problem was solved for good.

Don't have AirParrot or anything else mentioned in the solution above, still battling the issue... :mad:

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If you use a wireless mouse and an USB extension cable for the receiver (for better reception), check the extension cable. I used an extension cable (defective) which caused similar problems. I thought it was a battery problem within the wireless mouse. I replaced the short extension cable, and the drag & drop problems disappeared.

I'm using Wacom Intous 3 tablet. Don't have problems on Snow Leopard, Lion... Problems started when I upgraded to Mountain Lion.