Windows 10 Tip: How To Disable slepen en neerzetten

De actie van slepen en neerzetten is zeer nuttig en handig bij het beheren van bestanden via File Explorer, maar het ook zou kunnen leiden tot een ramp wanneer u per ongeluk de toepassingsmap van een server op een netwerk schijf naar een andere locatie verplaatst, which could be a nightmare to recover. And that’s why in some environment the convenient action is better disabled to avoid such incidents.

Windows 10 doesn’t offer a GUI to let you to simply enable and disable the Drag-and-Drop feature but you can do so through a registry tweak. Dank aan Winaero for the tip.

Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following registry key location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop

You will find two values on the right panel, DragHeight & DragWidth, which define the distance in pixel you need to Slepen the file in order to fire up the Drop actie, default by 4 pixels. In another word, changing both values with an enormous number will prevent the Drop action from happening, which basically disables the Drag-and-Drop action in general.

Echter, there is a downside if you change both values to a very large number. You will find it’s very hard and difficult to move any windows around on your desktop. Dus, choosing a right number is important here. You may need to do a few tests before settling down.

Double-click DragHeigh and DragWidth, type in a larger number of your choice such as 100 en druk op Enter.

RegEdit - Het Configuratiescherm - Bureaublad

Zodra gedaan, log off and log back in with the same user account to make the change take effect. Restarting the Explorer process may work as well but if not, try the log-in cycle before giving up.

That’s how you can disable the Drag-and-Drop feature on Windows. It works only on Windows 10 maar op Windows 7 en Windows 8.1 ook. Geniet van.