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Dragging And Dropping Safely

For years I have been dragging and dropping files in Windows Explorer. Occasionally I will accidentally drop a file in the middle of the drag operation and not know which folder I dropped it in. (Solution: Click Edit, Undo) Sometimes, in the middle of the drag, I will change my mind. (Solution: Press the ESC button before releasing the mouse button).

Recently I've been trying to break this habit by using the right mouse button instead. Using the right mouse button for dragging and dropping files is a much safer procedure because you are given a menu of options to choose from. However, left dragging is faster if you are familiar with Windows' default behaviors and if you don't make mistakes. Maybe that's why I can't break the habit.

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