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Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 17, '03 04:19:44PM

I never noticed if this changed with newer OSX versions, but at least in my 10.2.6 box, the icon never turns black, or changes at all.

I just hold down for one full second, then drag. You have to hold down longer than you usually do before dragging things, for this to work, but even a little bit longer will do. You'll know when you've got it--either the window moves [if it does, start over and hold longer from now on], or the icon moves [in which case, drag it where you need it].

You can also create aliases or copies this way. After you've started dragging, you hold down either Option, to copy, or Cmd-Option, to make an alias. In fact, just using the Cmd alone will move the folder. Just be sure to wait until you're dragging to hold down those keys; I have made it a habit to always drag that way [drag first, then add keys], and it works great for me.


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