Drag and Drop - Confirmation n Dialog possible?

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cbb99
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Drag and Drop - Confirmation n Dialog possible?

Post by cbb99 » 2016 Oct 07, 11:49

Hi,
as I am sometimes to quick (and sloppy) for my own good, it sometimes happens that I move a folder via drag-and-drop into another folder. Sometimes even without realizing or remembering which folder. Is there the option that xplorer2 asks for a confirmation if I truly want to move a folder?
That would be great!

Thanks and best,
Stefan

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Re: Drag and Drop - Confirmation n Dialog possible?

Post by Kilmatead » 2016 Oct 07, 12:04

Rather than holding down the left-button when dragging and dropping, use the right-button instead, and a context menu with variant options (move/copy, etc) will appear before anything is actually dropped.

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Re: Drag and Drop - Confirmation n Dialog possible?

Post by profess » 2016 Oct 07, 12:22

you can turn off left-mouse drag and drop altogether, too.

Advanced Settings > Layout > General > Miscellaneous >
Turn off left drag-n-drop (right drag ok)
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Re: Drag and Drop - Confirmation n Dialog possible?

Post by cbb99 » 2016 Oct 07, 12:23

Thanks a lot! Exactly what I was looking for! Never realized there is such a feature.
Best,
Stefan

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Re: Drag and Drop - Confirmation n Dialog possible?

Post by Kilmatead » 2016 Oct 07, 12:32

It's actually a Windows Explorer feature, exported to x2 via the shell, meaning you can use it wherever friendly neighbourhood shell integration may be found. :wink:

Also, to add to Profess' suggestion, if you are particularly accident-prone, you can use Goto -> Drop Target from x2's main menu to see wherever it was you dropped your last item, just in case you have that niggling feeling in the back of your mind that you may have missed the mark previously.

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Re: Drag and Drop - Confirmation n Dialog possible?

Post by FrizzleFry » 2016 Oct 07, 17:51

Thanks for that tip Kilmatead... that's one I did not know about and I've been using x2 for many years.

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