Can't drag and drop

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Re: Can't drag and drop

Post by sanctified » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:30 pm

Hey -- just wanted to confirm that when explorer.exe crashes or hangs this behavior will occur. The steps listed to restart explorer will resolve the issue.

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Re: Can't drag and drop

Post by Oursoul » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:25 pm

Sounds like a user permission issue such as administrator/user privilege. Killing the OS launched explorer instance and launching it again as a user will likely cause the explorer instance to now inherit your own privilege so things will now work under you. If this is the case then it's probably an issue of lack of admin/elevated privilege on your account I would guess. Will also happen between applications if one is Admin and another is User which is why you should not launch Ableton as Admin if possible

Thanks, that's interesting - i do really struggle with profiles in Windows 10, i'm fairly sure my account is set up as administrator but then some things are inaccessible sometimes, it doesn't feel like being an admin in the xp/7 days where everything just worked :(

Aside from that, i also found the method for dragging and dropping within ableton is very specific, i.e. press and hold CTRL, THEN click the thing you want to copy/move and drag it where you want, let go THEN let go of CTRL. I'm sure it didn't used to be that way, like you could press CTRL after you'd started dragging a clip to copy it - maybe i'm imagining that but it seems unlikely, it's never annoyed me before anyway!

I know it's a bit off-topic but if you can recommend any resources to learn and understand windows 10 profiles please enlighten me, as at the moment i'm feeling more stupid than normal...

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