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


    Dec 16, 2008

    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...

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    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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