10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2013 6:27 AM by bigo72
musicman88 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I just installed the update to Mountain Lion (10.8.1) and dragging and dropping files isn't working so well. I can click on a file and drag it, however when I let go of the mouse button the file does not get released (or dropped). This happens with both the built in trackpad on my 15" Macbook Pro (2008) and my Bluetooth Magic Mouse. Anybody else having this problem?

  • 1. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Open Disk Utility and repair permissions

  • 2. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    Jerad Hofmeister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried that, didn't work. and it only started happening for me as soon as I updated to 10.8.1. 15-inch MacBook Pro Late 2008

  • 3. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    MarkJC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've also done the same, "Disk Utility and repair permissions" but no luck at all. Went into settings, "Accessibility" "Track Pad Options," and nothing has worked. (Macbook Pro, 2009). This was all after the "Mountain Lion (10.8.1)" update. Driving me crazy.

     

    I found that I can click on most items and drag, I just can't drop it, after I drag it. Need to press the "esc" key, then click to drop it but it only goes back to its original place. Anyone?

  • 4. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    jcsheltonusa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same exact issue for me. This is a real problem! I didn't realize how much I drag and drop! Please help.

  • 5. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    Jerad Hofmeister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found the solution. I have "enable access for assistive devices" due to some of my programs i use. I needed to go to "Mouse and Trackpad -> Trackpad Options" and select "Enable Dragging without Drag Lock." It allowed me to drag and drop right away! Hope that helps!

  • 6. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    T.Pick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Me too!  And I don't have trackpad options to enable drag without drag lock. 10.8.1 has ruined my Apple TV  stability also. Wish I had never updated to Mountain Lion!!

  • 7. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    magikmagik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a drag and drop issue (since upgrading to mountain lion) where when dragging and dropping the mouse will let go of the files before I have let go of the mouse. This leads to chaos as files get dropped and I dont quite know where they go. The issue existsin photoshop and dreamweaver (my main apps) its been really damaging to my productivity and is pretty infuriating (with photosp and dangerous in dreamweaver with ftp) as you can imagine.

     

    The issue is intermittent, so I was convinced there must be some process that is running which is soaking up the resources, so I used activity monitor but the issue was apparent even when the processes were running normally - at least nothing looked like it was giving the processor a hard time (as far as I can tell).

     

    Am I on my own with this one?

  • 8. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    magikmagik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been on the case, and resolved this. Actually it was caused by my Logitech mouse evidently not being compatible with the new OSX (nver been a problem before through many updates os OSX). Ihave switched mice and all is fine. Hoorah

  • 9. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    Kiwi67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello guys, I have the same problem with my MBP retina updated to 10.8.2. It happen with the trackpad or with the Magic mouse, or with my logitech. The only way I found to solve this is to close the computer (close the screen to put it in sleep mode) and re open it then. It may take some time for the computer to wake up, but this solution avoid a restart, even if it's quick on the retina

  • 10. Re: Drag & Drop Issues 10.8.1
    bigo72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All done: just remove AirParrot, useless anyway, with its removal tool ;-)