This tutorial will show you how to change the drag and drop sensitivity to what you want for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
By default in Windows, if you drag an item by a distance of 4 pixels and leave it, it will result in a drag and drop operation.
When you drag and drop files and folders in Windows, they will get moved or copied by default based on the source and destination locations.
Many people find that it is way too easy for them to inadvertently drag and drop files from one folder to another with a default distance of 4 pixels.
If you increase the distance to say 50 pixels, then you will have to drag items (ex: text, files, folders, windows, etc...) by at least 50 pixels before it can drop. This can be helpful if you have a high display resolution (ex: 4K UHD).
Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
Navigate to the registry key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the DragHeight string (REG_SZ) value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)
Enter a number for how many pixels you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
The default value is 4 pixels.
If you set the value too high (ex: 1000), you won't be able to drag anything (ex: files, folders, windows).
In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the DragWidth string (REG_SZ) value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)
Enter the same value you used for DragHeight from step 4, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
When finished, close Registry Editor.
Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.