Finder runs around the screen when trying to drag items into folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by windstarfy, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. windstarfy macrumors member

    windstarfy

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    #1
    Hi!

    Been using my Mac so far, and loving it.

    However there is one thing that annoys me a lot. Sometimes when I drag some items in my current folder I am viewing into a folder shortcut in the sidebar, or into another Finder window the Finder window slides and runs around the screen to a different position, meaning my move was unsuccessful.

    This usually happens when my Finder window is not in the centre of the screen. Is there some way to remove this 'feature'? I have to sometimes drag the window to the centre before I copy/move files...

    Cheers
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    #2
    Do you mean that a Finder window opens with its contents when you drag a file over it? This is a feature, designed to allow you to drag files into subfolders with a single operation. To disable it, go to Finder -> Preferences -> General -> (uncheck) Spring-loaded folders and windows.
     

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