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Huge icon at pointer during drag and drop (Explorer)

  1. #21


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I joined their forum & posted there for a solution.

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  2. #22


    Good effort, David, but if you look at Microsoft's own tutorials, it shows that large icon. So, unless someone hacks it, it seems to be the default.
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  3. #23


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Good effort, David, but if you look at Microsoft's own tutorials, it shows that large icon. So, unless someone hacks it, it seems to be the default.
    I installed the program & do not get an icon at the tip of the cursor.

    EDIT---

    Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
    If someone would describe what they are doing when the icon appears I could try to duplicate it.

    Full page screenshots would be useful.
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  4. #24


    Sorry, but, What program?

    Later. Oh, I see. I guess all the file manager alternatives will solve the problem. I think what the complainers are asking for in this thread is a solution to how to do it in the built in File manager.
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Sorry, but, What program?

    Later. Oh, I see. I guess all the file manger alternatives will solve the problem. I think what the complainers are asking for in this thread is a solution to how to do it in the built in File manager.
    I had assumed we were talking about Free Commander.

    EDIT---

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  6. #26


    Exeter, UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    It would simplify things so much if people properly read my posts before responding. I made it quite clear that the problem was in Explorer and FreeCommander - except that I now wish I hadn't mentioned the latter program, because people are getting distracted and diverted by that from the actual issue. My screen clip is from Explorer.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    FreeCommander not affected here, uses just a minimalistic icon when moving stuff around.

    In W File Explorer I get the large icon, but as it's transparent + gives continuous info while dragging (see my previous screenshot) there is no complaint here.

    But the OP's got a real problem > the massive non-transparent icon in W Explorer hiding everything under it. I'd think he'd be content (at least partially) just getting it transparent (as it is using W File Explorer out-of-the-box in my stock\fresh\newly installed 8.1).
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  8. #28


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What text editor are you using ?

    Notepad or a third party program ?
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  9. #29


    Exeter, UK
    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I'm using EditPad - not that it makes any difference. True, a transparent icon would be better, BUT I do want to be shot of the distracting huge icon altogether - completely no use. All that's needed is a tiny rectangle, as I do get in some applications, just to show that something is being moved.

    Edit:
    I'd also point out that it is not just the EditPad icon that is opaque, but any other filetype icon too, such as .gif or .html.
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  10. #30


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ah, so the icon is Opaque.

    Transferring from File Explorer to Free Explorer, the icon is transparent. But dragging and dropping from FreeCommaner to Explorer, it shows a small rectangular box.

    Something has turned off your Drag and Drop Transparency. You have Aero turned on for your taskbar? I dont know where the settings that control drag and drop transparency are, but that's where I would look for a setting for this, I think there is a way to control how much Opaqueness is in the drag and drop icon. I vaguely remember seeing something about this somewhere, but I can't recall where I saw it.

    I had read your OP, but my brain had myopia and made me think you were talking about the Cursor for some reason, sorry, my bad.
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