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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Drag and Drop on Desktop not working... need fix

Hey guys,

When I pick up an item on the desktop, it essentially 'sticks' to my mouse and i can't drop it anywhere. If i click esc, it sometimes goes back to where it was. It seems like a bug but I need a fix for this. It also happens when I'm working inside programs and the cursor just gets stuck on selecting and I can't unclick. Can anyone offer a solution?

Thanks
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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same here

Same here, need a fix workaround very quick. can't reinstall my whole system.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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In Lion their was this same issue when dragging from the dl folder.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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Unhappy Saome problem

I have exact problem since installing 10.8. Never had this happen before. Seems to have same problem in dock and Finder.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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Anyone find a workaround for this?
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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this used to happen to me a lot in Lion. Only thing to solve it was turning the computer off and then on again! Annoying - I know...
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 12:58 PM   #7
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System Preferences > Accessibility > Trackpad options > enable dragging without drag lock.

At least that's one place to find an option on this.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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If the problem appears, open Terminal and type this:
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killall Finder
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 04:35 PM   #9
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Hey guys,

When I pick up an item on the desktop, it essentially 'sticks' to my mouse and i can't drop it anywhere. If i click esc, it sometimes goes back to where it was. It seems like a bug but I need a fix for this. It also happens when I'm working inside programs and the cursor just gets stuck on selecting and I can't unclick. Can anyone offer a solution?

Thanks
Same here. 10.8. 'Have to force quit finder very frequently and other programs too.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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Same here.

It seems that putting the mac to sleep shortly solves the problem temporally.

What I like to know is, if you guys also upgrade from Lion?
Did any of you do a clean install?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 09:25 AM   #11
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Same here.

It seems that putting the mac to sleep shortly solves the problem temporally.

What I like to know is, if you guys also upgrade from Lion?
Did any of you do a clean install?
I did a clean install of lion and still had the issue.
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 02:05 AM   #12
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So I did some testing and I was able to learn that the problem is the same on all user accounts and it does not happen in Safe Boot.

After that I called Apple and the 2nd Level Support told me that maybe my
Adobe, VMWare, ClamXav or LittleSnitch may be the cause.

Has anyone else one of these or a similar program installed? (i.e. Parallels, any antivirus software)
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 04:20 AM   #13
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If you mean that you can't drag an item from the desktop to the Finder icon in the Dock, so that you could springload into a folder... you can't do this in Mountain Lion, incredibly. You could do this in Snow Leopard and Lion. AppleCare ran every kind of test and concluded this with me.

A workaround is to drag your home folder from Finder into the Dock, and drag desktop items into that

It's a truly bad ML regression, forcing users to do this clunky action. I've complained to Apple via Feedback. I hope others do the same. It could result in a return to the better drag- and-drop directly into the Finder dock icon.
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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Had same problem

I had this same issue after upgrading to mountain lion. I found that it is usually caused by third party software being installed. I had Airparrot, splashtop, and iteleport. Something in there is not compatible. Bad news though, after uninstalling all of that software there must have still been a driver left behind because it did not solve the issue. Ultimately I had to do a clean install of mountain lion and you can't restore from TM, has to be CLEAN install. Good luck look into any of those programs you may have or had. There are a couple others that will do it as well but can't remember the name of them.
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 03:48 PM   #15
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I figured out the problem on my Mac. It was the Airparrot Audio driver.
After I did a Erase and Install, migrated my user folder back everything was working.
After installing Airparrot's Audio driver the problems started again. So I found this solution:
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- Go to [HD]\System\Library\Extensions
- Delete AirParrotDriver.kext & APExtFramebuffer.kext
- reboot
found it here: http://theotcspace.com/2012/03/11/ai...t-bug-warning/
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 03:53 PM   #16
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I figured out the problem on my Mac. It was the Airparrot Audio driver.
After I did a Erase and Install, migrated my user folder back everything was working.
After installing Airparrot's Audio driver the problems started again. So I found this solution:


found it here: http://theotcspace.com/2012/03/11/ai...t-bug-warning/
Their may be other issues as well.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 09:03 PM   #17
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Air Display disabling drag and drop

I had just installed Air Display when everything I tried to drag was sticking to my cursor. Luckily, I was able to uninstall Air Display and all's well.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 02:50 PM   #19
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Tryied and Working

If you are using Air Display , Uninstall Air Display and it will work.
uninstaling also solve my launchpad search area typing problem.

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Hey guys,

When I pick up an item on the desktop, it essentially 'sticks' to my mouse and i can't drop it anywhere. If i click esc, it sometimes goes back to where it was. It seems like a bug but I need a fix for this. It also happens when I'm working inside programs and the cursor just gets stuck on selecting and I can't unclick. Can anyone offer a solution?

Thanks
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:47 AM   #20
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I figured out the problem on my Mac. It was the Airparrot Audio driver.
After I did a Erase and Install, migrated my user folder back everything was working.
After installing Airparrot's Audio driver the problems started again. So I found this solution:


found it here: http://theotcspace.com/2012/03/11/ai...t-bug-warning/
Thank you, this helped me. I figure with Airplay built in to ML, I'm not missing anything without AirParrot any more.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 04:42 PM   #21
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Fixed

Deleting AirParrotDriver.kext & APExtFramebuffer.kext fixed it for me!! I used Easyfind to look for them and then delete them! Glad its over now!
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 04:14 PM   #22
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Had the same problem.

Use this link and get the removal tool it worked for me.

http://airparrot.com/support.php?pla...emoveAirParrot
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 10:25 PM   #23
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Arrow Works now

I just 'killall Finder'.. now ok.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:42 AM   #24
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Uninstalling Air Display did it for me

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Old Dec 5, 2012, 12:11 AM   #25
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I had the same problem with drag & drop

I had recently installed air display and things were working

After my next reboot, the problem showed up.

Uninstalling Air Display solved the problem.

Thanks guys!
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