Disable Left Mouse Button For Moving/Copying Files ?

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  1. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Is there a way to disable the left mouse button functionality for ONLY moving/copying files & folders?

    I'm tired of scrolling around (lazily) and accidentally snagging a file/folder and moving it. I would much rather just do all the file manipulation with the right-click & drag - keep in mind, of course, I still want to be able to double-click with the left button.

    Any help on this would be GREATLY appreciated! :)
     
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    windsman MDL Expert

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    Not exactly what you're looking for, but it should.......

    - Click Start then Execute and type regedit to open registry.

    - Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    - In the right pane create a new DWORD 32 bits value named NoViewContextMenu

    - Open-it and set it to 1, Restart to take effect, done.

    - If you want to revert back set-it to 0, Restart, done:).

    windsman.
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK there's some special Gaming Mouse which is fully programmable for any single action. The way windsman is talking about will not work as you like to have it!
     
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    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, I could already tell that windsman's response was not correct - I do NOT want to disable the Context Menu.

    There are LOTS of mice that are programmable - that's not what I'm looking for either.
     
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    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    I need to make it clear that I do NOT want to change *anything* with the RIGHT-CLICK/RIGHT Mouse Button!

    I only want to disable the move/copy function of the *LEFT* Mouse button!
     
  8. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    @Humphrey
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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    windsman.
     
  9. windsman

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    LOL, my fault i completly change the right to the left and "vice et versa", i think i smoked too much today LOL

    windsman.

     
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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Figured out myself by rereading the OP :doh:. Nevertheless i'm quite unsure whether this is possible without frankenbuilding the system :g:.

    When looking at the Quote by Humphrey:

    Looks like you can't have one without the other. But you could opt for raising the distance before the move is initiated (see Humphreys post).
     
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    f33nix MDL Member

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    Simple: Forget about disabling what has been with Windows since year dot.

    When I accidently do this, rare but it does happen. I just press CTRL+Z right away as this is a global "undo" last action button.
    Experiment for yourself by moving a test folder from A to B, then pressing the key combination to place folder back to location A again.