Solved Drag to desktop feature?


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In Windows 10, we had an option to drag a file to the bottom right corner, and it would immediately take us to our desktop.
I tried doing that on Windows 11, but nothing happened. Is it a feature I have to enable manually, or is it a feature coming in a future update?
 
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Windows 11 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.282)

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Hello, :)

You could use Show Desktop to go to your desktop.

 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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GoldenCobra552

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Hello, :)

You could use Show Desktop to go to your desktop.

Thank you very much, that worked!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Micro-Star International Co. Ltd.
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 10700KF
    Motherboard
    Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75)
    Memory
    DDR4 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
    Sound Card
    XV272U V (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27″ Nitro XV2 Series
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440, 143.91 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1TB Solid State Drive
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205

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:shawn:
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
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    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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    Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

GoldenCobra552

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Hello, :)

You could use Show Desktop to go to your desktop.

Features enabled now, but how do you allow images and files to be dragged to the desktop? Here's a video of what I'm talking about.
As you can see in the video, it show's a red circle on the file when trying to drag it towards the corner.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Micro-Star International Co. Ltd.
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 10700KF
    Motherboard
    Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75)
    Memory
    DDR4 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
    Sound Card
    XV272U V (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27″ Nitro XV2 Series
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440, 143.91 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1TB Solid State Drive
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205

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It will not work to drag and drop to the desktop like that.

This below is not the same, but you could use it to help copy or move files to your desktop easier.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

GoldenCobra552

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It will not work to drag and drop to the desktop like that.

This below is not the same, but you could use it to help copy or move files to your desktop easier.

I see; that's odd because it used to work like that on windows 10. Oh well, thanks for the help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Micro-Star International Co. Ltd.
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 10700KF
    Motherboard
    Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75)
    Memory
    DDR4 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
    Sound Card
    XV272U V (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27″ Nitro XV2 Series
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440, 143.91 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1TB Solid State Drive
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205

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