Drag item disappears after 1 second

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bonniemoma, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. bonniemoma macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2009
    I am trying to drag an item to move it into another folder in the same finder window, but it disappears after 1 second. It is the same way I have always did it, I click on it & can drag across the whole screen from window to window, but now it just disappears. And if I am not close to my destination, it will just move to whatever folder I am over at the time w/o me letting go of the mouse. Very weird, it just started to happen, & I don't know how to fix it
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    You could try restarting the computer to see if it keeps happening. That would be a pretty bizarre software glitch, but can't hurt to test.

    What it sounds like, though, is that you have either a problem with your mouse (its button is flaky so the click "lets up" before it's ready), or you have a stuck key on your keyboard (which is essentially canceling the drag operation midway). Try opening up a blank text document and typing a little, to see if that works ok, and if so drag slowly to select some text and see if the selection cuts out after the same 1 second delay.

    That'll at least narrow it down.

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