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Moving the recycle bin

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    Moving the recycle bin


    Windows 8.1 on a tablet.

    I would like to move the Recycle bin icon to a different location on the desktop. But when I drag its icon it only asks me if I want to create a shortcut. How do I move the original icon to a different spot.

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It moves for me?
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    Are you using the touch screen?

    I discovered it will move if I use a mouse, but if I use the Touchscreen to drag it, it only offers the option to create a shortcut. Because I am using a tablet running Windows 8.1, I need to be able to move it using the touch screen without needing a mouse.

    I can move other desktop shortcuts by dragging on the Touchscreen, but not the recycle bin.

    Is this a known bug?
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    No touch screen, just a trackball. I don't know if its a bug or not, I don't own a touch screen.
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    Thanks.

    Maybe someone who uses a Touchscreen could chime in? Maybe there is a trick to it.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousOne View Post
    Thanks.

    Maybe someone who uses a Touchscreen could chime in? Maybe there is a trick to it.
    I am using a touchscreen on my Toshiba laptop, and I have moved that icon by dragging it with my finger. A tablet may behave differently.
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