Files / Icons wont drop, just drag.

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Eatsleepdrivesc, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Eatsleepdrivesc macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2010
    Hey Guys, I need some help.

    Somehow I can't drag and drop files/programs/icons any more. Not on my desktop, not within my dock, or within folders. When I click on an icon to drag, it will stick to my mouse pointer, but only as a ghost. When I try to release it, it won't drop to the designated area or folder. The icon just keeps sticking to my mouse pointer, where ever I take it. Only after using esc and clicking, I can get rid of the ghost, but the icon will stay at it's previous position.

    Its very annoying.

    How can I fix this? Please and Thanks!

    Mid 2009 17" MPB 2.8 Duo, 8 Gigs of Ram, 500 Gig 7200 RPM, 9400 and 9600GT ( Using the 9400 )
  2. Jenni8 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Hmm, sounds like some kind of option is activated to make the mouse, I believe it's called, to be "sticky"

    I've seen this somewhere before as some kind of option. Can't seem to locate it now. But it might be worth researching it that way.

    Good luck.

Share This Page