There has been a few times where I, completely confused, don’t understand how I lost the ability to click and drag in Windows. it happens suddenly. When this happens, the icons of what you’re attempting to drag won’t follow the cursor as you attempt to click and drag them, and they definitely won’t perform the operation you’re dragging them to.
Thanks to this post I was able to fix the issue without restarting. Here’s what you do:
- Click and hold, without dragging.
- Press Esc.
Fixed! Sounds simple but it’s definitely not obvious.