Troublesome drag-and-drop issues between Windows 10 and Chrome have recently emerged, causing frustration among users.
Use keyboard shortcuts instead
If you’re experiencing drag and drop issues on Chrome in Windows 10, there’s a simple solution at your fingertips. Instead of relying on the traditional drag and drop method, try using keyboard shortcuts to accomplish the same task more efficiently.
First, select the file or content you want to move or copy. Then, press and hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard. While holding Ctrl, use the arrow keys to navigate to the desired location. Once you’re in position, release the Ctrl key and press Enter to complete the action. This method works for both moving and copying files or content.
Alternatively, you can also use the Ctrl+C shortcut to copy the selected content, navigate to the desired location using the arrow keys, and then use Ctrl+V to paste it.
This keyboard shortcut method is not only quicker, but it also avoids potential issues that may arise from drag and drop functionality in Chrome. It can be especially helpful if you’re using a touchscreen device or experiencing problems with your computer mouse.
Remember, these shortcuts work not only in Chrome but also in other web browsers like Firefox, as well as in various applications such as Outlook, Gmail, and file explorers. So, whether you’re organizing files in folders, managing browser tabs, or sharing content on platforms like YouTube or Google Drive, using keyboard shortcuts can make your tasks more efficient and hassle-free.
By utilizing these quick and easy shortcuts, you can overcome any drag and drop issues you may encounter in Chrome on your Windows 10 PC. So, give it a try and streamline your workflow today.
Check for software conflicts
If you’re experiencing drag and drop issues with Google Chrome on your Windows 10 PC, it’s possible that there may be software conflicts causing this problem. To resolve this, follow these steps:
1. Check for conflicting software: Some programs or extensions may interfere with the drag and drop functionality in Chrome. Disable any third-party extensions that you have installed and see if the issue persists. If it does, try temporarily disabling antivirus software such as Avira to determine if it’s causing the conflict.
2. Clear cache and cookies: Open Chrome and click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner. Go to “More tools” and select “Clear browsing data.” Make sure to check the boxes for “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” then click “Clear data.”
3. Reset Chrome settings: If the problem persists, you can reset Chrome settings to their default values. Go to the three-dot menu, click on “Settings,” scroll down and click on “Advanced,” then click on “Reset settings” under the “Reset and clean up” section.
4. Update Chrome and Windows: Keep Chrome and Windows up to date to ensure you have the latest bug fixes and security patches. In Chrome, go to the three-dot menu, click on “Help,” then select “About Google Chrome” to check for updates. For Windows updates, go to the Start menu, click on “Settings,” then go to “Update & Security” and click on “Check for updates.”
Clear the cache and temporary files
To clear the cache and temporary files in Windows 10 Chrome, follow these steps:
1. Open the Chrome browser by clicking on its icon on the taskbar or searching for it in the Start menu.
2. Once Chrome is open, click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser window to open the menu.
3. From the menu, hover over “More tools” and then select “Clear browsing data.”
4. In the “Clear browsing data” window, you’ll see different options to select. Check the box next to “Cached images and files” and “Cookies and other site data.”
5. If you want to clear other types of data as well, such as browsing history or passwords, you can check those boxes too.
6. Next, choose the time range for which you want to clear the data. If you want to clear everything, select “All time.”
7. After selecting the desired options, click on the “Clear data” button.
8. Chrome will then start clearing the cache and temporary files based on your selections. This may take a few moments.
9. Once the process is complete, you can close the “Clear browsing data” window.
By clearing the cache and temporary files in Chrome, you can help resolve drag and drop issues or other performance problems you may be experiencing while using the browser. This process can also free up some storage space on your computer, making it run more smoothly.
Disable third-party extensions and add-ons
To disable third-party extensions and add-ons in Google Chrome on Windows 10, follow these steps:
1. Open Google Chrome on your Windows 10 PC.
2. Click on the three-dot menu icon located at the top-right corner of the browser window.
3. From the drop-down menu, select “More tools” and then “Extensions.”
4. In the Extensions tab, you will see a list of all the extensions installed in Chrome. To disable an extension, simply toggle the switch next to it to the off position. This will disable the extension temporarily.
5. If you want to permanently remove an extension, click on the “Remove” button next to it. Confirm the removal when prompted.
6. Additionally, you can manage other add-ons by going to the “Settings” menu in Chrome. Click on “Settings” from the drop-down menu and then select “Extensions” from the left sidebar.
7. Here, you can enable or disable other types of add-ons, such as themes or Chrome apps.
By disabling third-party extensions and add-ons, you can troubleshoot and resolve various issues related to Chrome’s drag and drop functionality. This can be particularly helpful if you encounter problems when dragging files, rearranging tabs, or interacting with certain websites.