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Can't drag address bar icon to to folders or emails

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bobatcv, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. bobatcv

    bobatcv Thread Starter

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    I can no longer drag and drop icons/links from address bar to emails as attachments or to folders in Windows Explorer. Any suggestions on options/settings to fix? I can drag to desktop as shortcut without problem.

    I use both IE7 and Firefox on OP Home. Same problem with both browsers.
     
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    instead of dragging, hilite/rt click-copy and paste where you want/need it.
     
  3. bobatcv

    bobatcv Thread Starter

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    Copy/paste won't do it. I do not want the url, I want the icon and "name".

    If I were to try to paste url to folder, there are non-acceptable characters ( i.e., / etc) for file name; but, I don't want the url.

    Until last few days, I have "forever" simply done what shows in the popup when I hover over the address bar icon; namely, "Drag and drop this icon to create a link to this page".

    I was dragging to hidden task bar, getting it open, then opening a minimized folder and dropping in the link. Very useful to associate links with downloaded software or with folders with .doc or .xls files on related topics. Same thing for adding link to new email as attachment.

    Thanks for your reply. I just need a different solution.
     
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