Dropping files on to a running app on taskbar is not working

robgr

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It's not possible to drop files on to a running app on taskbar
An example is dragging & dropping selected jpg files on to ACDSEE image basket
Another is dragging & dropping selected mkv files on to MKVToolNix Header editor
When the file is dragged and the mouse hovers over the running app on the taskbar you get a 'No entry' type icon so it is not possible to drop the files
It can be done by snapping File Explorer and the app and then dragging & dropping (not via the taskbar)
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Same for me in a post I made earlier on dropping photo on top of open Edge icon so it then pops up to let you add to this forum, worked in Win10
 

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yes they dont work.

follow this if you want a temporary solution:

 

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The Taskbar is no longer coupled to the Explorer process.

It was spotted recently that the Taskbar will run under it's own process...

000742.jpg
 

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Intentional:
For now, at least.

IMHO dropping a much used feature that has been available (and used by many) from XP up to W10 is a major mistake.

The quote in your link was that... 'On Feedback Hub, a Microsoft representative said Windows 11 currently does not support drag and drop, but the company "appreciates users feedback."'. That suggests to me that there is (perhaps) a chance that it will be added back in before RTM. I certainly hope so, I use it a lot.
 

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The Taskbar is no longer coupled to the Explorer process.

It was spotted recently that the Taskbar will run under it's own process...

View attachment 4090

yup.

Code:
https://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker-and-a-first-look-at-windows-11
 

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For now, at least.

IMHO dropping a much used feature that has been available (and used by many) from XP up to W10 is a major mistake.

The quote in your link was that... 'On Feedback Hub, a Microsoft representative said Windows 11 currently does not support drag and drop, but the company "appreciates users feedback."'. That suggests to me that there is (perhaps) a chance that it will be added back in before RTM. I certainly hope so, I use it a lot.
I think MS is stuck between a rock and hard place right now..., they were eager to dish out this offering, but it met with more negative reception than they anticipated!
They've gotta make a few wise moves, and do it quickly!
 

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I think MS is stuck between a rock and hard place right now..., they were eager to dish out this offering, but it met with more negative reception than they anticipated!
They've gotta make a few wise moves, and do it quickly!
Either that or, they don't give a sh*t and are just gonna plow forth!!! :cool:
 

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Time will tell...

Anyway..., 4am start for me tomorrow! Gotta hit the sack...,
besides, you've all listened to enough of my vomit spewing for one day! :cool:

Night folks! See ya on the flip side! :sleep:
 

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