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deleting icons from desktop

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bj nick, Dec 1, 2001.

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    When I move things on the desktop to another folder, or to the recycle bin, the icon remains, meaning I have to go to the additional step of then deleting the icon, which brings up the "are you sure" nag box. In other words, drag and drop results in a copy, not a move. How can I change this default so that when I move something to another folder to clear it off the desktop, it stays off?

    thanks!
     
  2. SavvyLady

    SavvyLady

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    hello bj... you don't need to change the default. Instead you need to click on the icon 1 time highlighting it.. then holding the shift key down , right click & copy it... then delete it or cut it & go to the folder where you want to place it & paste it there.


    Savvy :)
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi bj,

    What you're saying, in effect, is that when you drag and drop something from the desktop in, for example, the recycle bin, the file is not moved there, but copied, leaving the original on the desktop.

    Try keeping the shift key depressed while dragging the file.
    It should then be moved to the recycle bin instead of copied.


    Good luck ,
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Useful trick:

    Drag and drop files or desktop objects with the RIGHT mouse button instead of the left, and when you drop them on the target, you get a little pop-up menu giving you options like Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut Here.


    And I found this little article:

    Keyboard Control
    Object dragging with SHIFT and CONTROL.

    Hold down the following keys for different actions:

    NO SHIFT, NO CTRL:
    Same Drive: Move
    Different Drive: Copy

    Unless the objects selected are *ALL* .COM's or .EXE's in which case:

    Same Drive: Create Link
    Different Drive (Non-Removable Storage): Create Link
    Different Drive (Removable Storage): Copy

    SHIFT, NO CTRL:
    Always Moves

    NO SHIFT, CTRL:
    Always Copies
    SHIFT, CTRL:

    Always Creates Link

    Good luck,
     
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