Is there any way for an end-user to increase the minimum distance or time that one has to move the cursor in order for it to be taken as a move? I am constantly getting drags or moves registered when I want it to register the cursor as being still. (I'll
note that I use a tablet-and-pen setup, which is more difficult to keep steady as one clicks, but I imagine some people would have trouble holding a mouse steady.)
Things that happen, particularly in Windows Explorer:
- Getting the drag context menu (Move, Copy) when I right-click when I'm trying to get the stationary context menu (Open, Edit, New, etc.)
- Copying all selected folders when I'm actually trying to select non-contiguous folders. (Ctrl-click)
- Moving a folder into another folder when I'm trying to select the first folder.
I don't wish to disable drag-and-drop altogether, as I use it all the time. It's just that I virtually never want to drag something 1 to 5 pixels, and I want Windows to detect my deliberateness.
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You can specify how far (in pixels) the mouse must move with the button held down before the system decides that you are dragging the object. The default appears to be 4 pixels, and you can increase it up to at least 32.
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