How to change drag and drop sensitivity in your Windows 10 PC

How to adjust drag and drop sensitivity on Windows 10?

In Windows, many people use drag and drop feature to move items from one location to another. By default, drag and drop feature works when an item is grabbed and moved for nearly 4 pixels of distance or more. But this drag and drop sensitivity feature may create trouble by moving items unknowingly on your PC. Although it can be useful if you have a sensitive touchpad, otherwise you can make it less sensitive and stop items from moving or copying accidentally in File Explorer and other apps.

Moreover, when you drag a file or folder from one place to another in File Explorer, it offers you to move it or copy it depending on whether you are dragging it to another folder on the same disk or to another drive. The default value of drag and drop sensitivity is very low, so it may move or copy your files to random locations on your drive. Fortunately, Registry Editor allows to you increase or decrease drag and drop sensitivity in Windows 10. Let’s learn how to do that.

By following the below given steps you may adjust drag and drop sensitivity using Registry Editor:

  • On your Windows 10 PC, open Start Menu and type “Regedit” and select the top result.
  • In the dialog box appears, select “Yes” to approve the prompt to open the Registry Editor.
  • In the “Registry Editor” window, follow the below given path in the left sidebar.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  • Now, locate DragHeight and DragWidth strings in the right side pane.
  • First, double-click “DragHeight” and “DragWidth” to set the data values to 50 and then click “OK.”




Note: you may set any number as value but pixels should be moved by at least 50 pixels to drop the file.

  • Finally, click “OK” and then restart your PC to apply the changes.

Now read: How to mount or unmount ISO files in Windows 10


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