Drag-and-drop editing doesn’t work in Finder names

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
October 4th, 2003 • 1:22 am

Especially now that (very) long file names are allowed in Mac OS X’s Finder, it goes without saying that normal text editing tools should be available when editing a file name as well.

Yet, for some reason, the ability to drag-and-drop a text selection from one location to another within a given file name while editing it is not available. If you double-click on a word in a file name to SELECT it, and try to click-and-hold on the word to drag it somewhere else, it doesn’t work. In fact, “click-and-hold” is not recognized, and is treated as a regular click, which places the cursor where the click occurred.

Here’s hoping that the brand-new Finder in Panther fixes all those small things as well as the more obvious ones.

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