how do I drag a file while scrolling the window?

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  1. xjames macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi there.
    I'm in List view and I wanna move a file from my documents folder to a subfolder which is way below the documents window.
    So I try to drag it and I hover at the bottom edge of the window and sometimes the screen scrolls down to where I need it, sometimes it doesn't budge.

    What's the sure fire way to make it scroll? Is there a better way to work at managing files that I'm missing?

    thanks!
     
  2. enzo thecat macrumors 6502

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  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    #3
    "I'm in List view and I wanna move a file from my documents folder to a subfolder which is way below the documents window."

    I've run into this problem, too.

    One workaround:
    - Click one time on the file/folder you're trying to move to select it
    - Hit "Command-c" to copy to clipboard
    - Scroll down to the folder to which you wish to relocate the file
    - Open that folder
    - Hit "Command-v" to paste the file/folder from the clipboard
    - Only "catch" is that you now have TWO copies of the folder/file, so you have to back to the original and delete it.

    Second workaround:
    - Open a NEW finder window
    - Navigate so that you're in the SAME WINDOW as the other one, but just scrolled down a bit further so that you can see the "target folder"
    - Now grab the folder/file to be moved, drag it from one window to the other, and drop it into the target folder
     
  4. xjames thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    thanks fisherman, for your suggestions

    I did some tests and figured it out. you gotta hover the pointer with the file just before the edge of the window, before the grey window bar below, or the column names above.

    Hope this helps others with the same question
     
  5. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I use a free program called XShelf. My shelf remains hidden in the top middle of my screen. When I hover my cursor up there, my shelf appears and then I drag one or multiple items to the shelf. I then go to my destination folder and drag them out of my shelf. The program, Pathfinder, while not free, has something similar. I find XShelf great when attaching photos in Mail.

    http://homepage.mac.com/khsu/XShelf/XShelf.html
     

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