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Can't Drag and Drop Anything

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  • kevin10451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to belosh)

    Ok, just did a reinstall of Lion and not even 10 minutes after it's the same as before. Ready to give up!!!!

  • symonty Gresham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to kevin10451)

    Dont give up, did you install any third party display drivers?

     

    I found my issue was the displaylink driver, also reports from the airparrot too.

     

    The consensus is people are using a kext that has issues with some apple display drivers.

  • symonty Gresham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to kevin10451)

    Also remeber just doing a single sleep, then wake has fixed everyones issues ( after a reboot ).

  • brattner Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to belosh)

    Sleep + Wake worked for me too.

    MacBook Pro

    10.7.3

    2.66GHz

  • kevin10451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to belosh)

    No, I did not install any third party display drivers. Seems like it all started after I deleted Java from my machine a couple days ago. When my machine started after the reinstall Software Update kept coming on wanting me to install Java Runtime. So I did. Not sure if it has anything to do with it though. Again logged out of my main account and into my test account then back to my main and it's ok for now but I know it will act up again.

       I was on the phone talking at Apple Support for quite awhile and he suggested I do a backup from time machine before this all started but I think that will take forever with no guarantees.

      I will try a "reboot then single sleep then wake" if it happens again.  YEP, it's froze again!!! Gonna try it now. Been working on this for 5 1/2 hours now!

  • symonty Gresham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to kevin10451)

    Now I am confused, this is not about a freeze, this is just a drag and drop issue.

     

    If you machine is freezing, then this is not the thread for you.

     

    The symptom is after a reboot, when you drag an item it is not released.

    The fix: sleep and then wake, this will fix it till the next reboot.

     

    If you are experiencing freezes , mouse sticking issues or others then i dont know if we can help.

     

    PS I had an issue with a mouse click sticking once on the laptop and we worked out it was a defromed battery.

  • kevin10451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to belosh)

    Freeze was probably the wrong word. Could not drag & drop, move folders/files in iTunes, Finder, desktop etc. or move or remove app icons in my dock. Just did the sleep/wake after a reboot and see if that works. So far so good. Tried that before but not after a reboot. Apple support made an appointment at my Apple Store for tomorrow to try to fix it. We'll see what happens.

  • kevin10451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to belosh)

    It's happening again. Can't move stuff in the dock and drag & drop. Guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow and see what the people at the Apple Store say.

  • raider7593 Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to symonty Gresham)

    Sleep wake does not help me. I have to reboot my machine, and it will work for a short period of time not sure how long. Ususally the next time I need to drag something it no longer works, so I have to reboot again..... So frustrating.

  • MickeyiMac Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:04 PM (in response to belosh)

    Starting having the same problem today.  Very frustrating.  Starting doing some research and discovered all of you struggling with the this issue.

     

    Based on a few threads I read through I was able to figure out that a recent video driver I had installed was the problem.  I installed the video driver to use my ipad as a secondary monitor for my MacBook.  This is when the problem appeared. I unistalled the driver and the problem went away.

     

    I would check for any new video drivers recently installed.

     

    I hope this helps.

  • megalowho Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:08 PM (in response to belosh)

    yup, the sleep/wake worked for me as well

  • kevin10451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 11, 2012 4:09 AM (in response to raider7593)

    Sounds like you have the same bug as I do. When you can't D&D can you move icons in you dock or move files/folders in your finder?  I have an appointment this afternoon at the Genious Bar at my Apple Store and hopefully it's something simple to resolve.

  • AlanSLondon Calculating status...
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    Apr 11, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to kevin10451)

    I just updated Air Display to Retina screen update. My computer then started the Drag and Drop problem that is being experienced here. I slept and woke it and it cleared the problem.

  • kevin10451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to belosh)

    Back from the Genious Bar at the Apple Store. Of course all morning before my appointment my Mac was acting normally. D&D worked. They did a diagnostic and everything was fine. The consensus was that when I removed Java it may have screwed something up. Seems like I needed it after all for MLB.com that I watch in Safari.

    I'm thinking that after I reinstalled Lion and then Java it may have taken a couple restarts to get things right. I'll wait a few days and see if it acts up again.

    So far so good!

  • rolalexis Calculating status...
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    Apr 12, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to MickeyiMac)

    It was the "Air Display" app for me that caused the problem too. Did you re-install the driver to see it worked afterwards? I really liked using my ipad as secondary monitor.

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