2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2012 4:57 PM by HACKINT0SH
Tea Girl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I saw an old forum post about this issue, but I couldn't find any real solutions so I'm posting again.


I am using a MacBook, not MacBook Pro, purchased in January 2011. It was working totally fine until I updated something in January of this year, and then I found I couldn't drag and drop. When I drag anything with my mouse, it looks fine until I go to drop it. Whatever I'm trying to move simply won't drop. It started with just picture files on my browser (I use Chrome), but now it happens with all my applications.


I checked my extensions folder, but it was empty, and deleting all the .kext I could find on my hard drive did absolutely nothing. If I use the three-finger option to drag, I still experience the same problem.


I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8.


Does anyone have a solution for me? It's making my laptop frustratingly hard to use.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Can't Drag and Drop?
    RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    G'day Tea Girl,


    For the sake of clarity, are you using a mouse, or the trackpad?


    Have you checked the System Preferences?  Have you accidentally enabled "Drag Lock"?






  • 2. Re: Can't Drag and Drop?
    HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,755 points)

    I'll take a crack here...


    Do you have another MOUSE around? This would help eliminated some causes.


    Anyway, make a new account, and let us know if the same problem persists.