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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 5:37:09 AM

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Hi all,
My wife works a lot in Photoshop and often has reason to select random files
from a folder and delete them. Lately she has been thinking that there is
something wrong with the pc in that while she is holding down CTRL and
selecting the files, she will often make an inadvertent copy of all of them.
What is it she is doing that causes this? It doesn't happen when I do it.
Thanks for your help.
Gary

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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 5:37:10 AM

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Probably she inadvertantly moved one of the icons she was selecting with the
button down, and Windoze sees the release of the button as a command to
copy.

A quick Edit/Undo or ctrl-z will fix the problem.
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let's watch what happens."
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"algae" <boycefamilynospam@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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Hi all,
My wife works a lot in Photoshop and often has reason to select random files
from a folder and delete them. Lately she has been thinking that there is
something wrong with the pc in that while she is holding down CTRL and
selecting the files, she will often make an inadvertent copy of all of them.
What is it she is doing that causes this? It doesn't happen when I do it.
Thanks for your help.
Gary
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 5:37:10 AM

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Moving the mouse will make Windows think that you, I mean your wife, is
dragging the files. Dragging them makes copies. She has to learn not to
move the mouse. It happens to me once and a while, but only if I have a
huge amount of files selected. ;-)

Or the Drag sensitivity can be adjusted using TweakUI.

TweakUI
[+] Mouse

Menu Speed
The Menu Speed slider control sets the speed at which
cascading menus automatically open when you move the
mouse over them. The fastest setting causes them to open
immediately and the slowest setting is extraordinary slow.

To test the mouse setting, right-click the test icon.
-----

Double-click sensitivity
Double-click sensitivity specifies how close together two
mouse clicks need to be (in pixels) to be considered a
double click.

To test the double-click sensitivity, click twice on the test icon
with the left mouse button. If the two clicks registered as a
double-click, then the icon will change.
-----

Drag sensitivity
Drag sensitivity specifies how far (in pixels) the mouse must
move with the button held down before the system decides
that you are dragging the object. Increase this value if you
find that you are dragging objects accidentally when you click
on them.

To test drag sensitivity, try to drag the test icon with the
left mouse button. The icon will begin dragging when you
have moved the mouse the necessary distance.
-----

Hover
This is used to detect when the mouse hovers over the icon to get selected.
The size of the region is determined by the hover sensitivity in pixels.
-----

Wheel
This is used to control the number of lines when the mouse wheel is
scrolled. This can be either one page at a time or a particular number of
lines at a time.
-----

X-Mouse
The “Activation follows mouse” checkbox enables X-Mouse style window
activation. When X-mouse style window activation is enabled, you need only
move the mouse into a window in order to give it focus. Normally you must
click on a window in order to give it focus.
----------

Download TweakUI here >>>

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Tweak UI
This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not
exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including
mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.

Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows
Server 2003.

Tweak UI
TweakUI.exe
===

Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:9dsSe.72420$Hk.68368@pd7tw1no,
algae <boycefamilynospam@shaw.ca> hunted and pecked:
> Hi all,
> My wife works a lot in Photoshop and often has reason to select random
> files from a folder and delete them. Lately she has been thinking that
> there is something wrong with the pc in that while she is holding down
> CTRL and selecting the files, she will often make an inadvertent copy of
> all of them. What is it she is doing that causes this? It doesn't happen
> when I do it. Thanks for your help.
> Gary
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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 5:37:11 AM

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~~~~~~~~~~~~
"We've secretly switched the dilithium crystals with new Folger's
Crystals...
let's watch what happens."
~~~~~~~~~~~~

<ROTFL>

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:276dnQl8rMWJ6IfeRVn-sQ@midco.net,
VManes <vmanes@N0SP&Mrap.midco.net> hunted and pecked:
> Probably she inadvertantly moved one of the icons she was selecting with
> the button down, and Windoze sees the release of the button as a command
> to copy.
>
> A quick Edit/Undo or ctrl-z will fix the problem.
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~
> "We've secretly switched the dilithium crystals with new Folger's
> Crystals...
> let's watch what happens."
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~
> "algae" <boycefamilynospam@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> news:9dsSe.72420$Hk.68368@pd7tw1no...
> Hi all,
> My wife works a lot in Photoshop and often has reason to select random
> files from a folder and delete them. Lately she has been thinking that
> there is something wrong with the pc in that while she is holding down
> CTRL and selecting the files, she will often make an inadvertent copy of
> all of them. What is it she is doing that causes this? It doesn't happen
> when I do it. Thanks for your help.
> Gary
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 9:19:29 AM

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Thanks.
G.
"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eR49ZiQsFHA.3080@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Moving the mouse will make Windows think that you, I mean your wife, is
> dragging the files. Dragging them makes copies. She has to learn not to
> move the mouse. It happens to me once and a while, but only if I have a
> huge amount of files selected. ;-)
>
> Or the Drag sensitivity can be adjusted using TweakUI.
>
> TweakUI
> [+] Mouse
>
> Menu Speed
> The Menu Speed slider control sets the speed at which
> cascading menus automatically open when you move the
> mouse over them. The fastest setting causes them to open
> immediately and the slowest setting is extraordinary slow.
>
> To test the mouse setting, right-click the test icon.
> -----
>
> Double-click sensitivity
> Double-click sensitivity specifies how close together two
> mouse clicks need to be (in pixels) to be considered a
> double click.
>
> To test the double-click sensitivity, click twice on the test icon
> with the left mouse button. If the two clicks registered as a
> double-click, then the icon will change.
> -----
>
> Drag sensitivity
> Drag sensitivity specifies how far (in pixels) the mouse must
> move with the button held down before the system decides
> that you are dragging the object. Increase this value if you
> find that you are dragging objects accidentally when you click
> on them.
>
> To test drag sensitivity, try to drag the test icon with the
> left mouse button. The icon will begin dragging when you
> have moved the mouse the necessary distance.
> -----
>
> Hover
> This is used to detect when the mouse hovers over the icon to get
selected.
> The size of the region is determined by the hover sensitivity in pixels.
> -----
>
> Wheel
> This is used to control the number of lines when the mouse wheel is
> scrolled. This can be either one page at a time or a particular number of
> lines at a time.
> -----
>
> X-Mouse
> The “Activation follows mouse” checkbox enables X-Mouse style window
> activation. When X-mouse style window activation is enabled, you need
only
> move the mouse into a window in order to give it focus. Normally you must
> click on a window in order to give it focus.
> ----------
>
> Download TweakUI here >>>
>
> Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> Tweak UI
> This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not
> exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including
> mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.
>
> Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows
> Server 2003.
>
> Tweak UI
> TweakUI.exe
> ===
>
> Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
> http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:9dsSe.72420$Hk.68368@pd7tw1no,
> algae <boycefamilynospam@shaw.ca> hunted and pecked:
> > Hi all,
> > My wife works a lot in Photoshop and often has reason to select random
> > files from a folder and delete them. Lately she has been thinking that
> > there is something wrong with the pc in that while she is holding down
> > CTRL and selecting the files, she will often make an inadvertent copy of
> > all of them. What is it she is doing that causes this? It doesn't happen
> > when I do it. Thanks for your help.
> > Gary
>
September 5, 2005 5:36:08 PM

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"" wrote:
> Hi all,
> My wife works a lot in Photoshop and often has reason to
> select random files
> from a folder and delete them. Lately she has been thinking
> that there is
> something wrong with the pc in that while she is holding down
> CTRL and
> selecting the files, she will often make an inadvertent copy
> of all of them.
> What is it she is doing that causes this? It doesn't happen
> when I do it.
> Thanks for your help.
> Gary

I suspect what your wife is doing is holding down the mouse button
while over the file and draging it slightly, hance making a copy of
all the files. I do this some times, but not offten.

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