click and drag gone awry!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by el_grapadora, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. el_grapadora macrumors newbie

    el_grapadora

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    #1
    Here's the facts: iBook g4 14" 1.2Ghz (2004), 1.25GB RAM, OS X 10.4.8

    So a couple weeks ago, I suddenly discovered I couldn't click and drag items with my mouse or trackpad. I could click and drag to select multiple items, but not to drag those items. It happened that one time, and it fixed itself after restarting. It just happened again today while I was working. . . nothing else changed. I was creating a new mail message when I suddenly found I couldn't attach files by drag-and-drop.

    So to review: I can select multiple files, drag text clippings, drag links from Safari, but not drag-and-drop files.

    Anyone have this happen? I couldn't find anyone else with this problem in earlier threads. I hope it's just a fluke. I am trying to squeeze a few more months out of this poor machine--she's done a fair amount of traveling, but I'm not quite ready to buy a new MacBook. :(
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Give disk utility a try and repair whats needed then check your mouse settings.



    Bless
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have any system hacks, key changers or themes installed? :)
     
  4. el_grapadora thread starter macrumors newbie

    el_grapadora

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    Only if you count Metallifizer as a hack or theme.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, see how it goes with Metallifizer disabled for a while. Also, if that doesn't help then try creating a new user account and see if the problem carries over to there. If it doesn't then you can narrow the problem down to something in your Home folder. :)
     
  6. el_grapadora thread starter macrumors newbie

    el_grapadora

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    I temporarily disabled AppEnhancer, logged off-and-on, and it's fixed now. Hopefully it lasts.

    Thanks!
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Awesome. Feel free to post back if it hasn't fixed the problem. :)
     

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