Re: drag and drop

Christopher Bartlett

So, an example of that would be:
I have an audio plugin for use with Reaper.  To activate the license for this, the instructions say to drag the license file onto the application.  I have tried copy/paste to no effect.  Thus far, I have been unable to make emulated drop&drag work as I'm losing the item when I change focus from the win explorer window to the application window.
(Note, this is hypothetical, I solved this particular problem yesterday.)

Christopher Bartlett

On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 2:05 PM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I think a point that should be made more often is that people should
explain what they want to do in general.  I see, often enough to matter,
people ask how to do something.  They get the answer and then further
discussion discloses that there is a much better way to do what they
want or that what they ask for is not the correct thing to do in the
first place.

If you only ask how to do something, you will get that answer if people
know it.  That doesn't mean you will get effective help since people
don't know what you are trying to do and you may be asking how to do
something using an inefficient method or you are asking how to do
something that is incorrect for what you want to do.


On 4/19/2022 1:44 PM, Jackie wrote:
> I think sometimes, Brian, that blind folks read instructions, listen
> to videos, etc, that are made by & for sighted folks (which is a good
> thing) but then feel that those instructions are the only way to
> accomplish something. I suspect this is likely even more true
> w/non-native English speakers, for whom my admiration for the most
> part knows no bounds, because they're already starting out w/2 strikes
> against them--they can't see the instructions, & they find the
> language hard to understand as well. So yes--while I certainly concur
> that searching the archives is going to be helpful, knowing what he
> wishes to do might help us guide him in an even more productive
> direction he doesn't know to ask about. Sometimes the hardest thing is
> genuinely not knowing what you don't know, if you get my drift--& then
> how can you ask or search intelligently regarding it.
> On 4/19/22, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 02:25 PM, Gene wrote:
>>> I don't know how else it is used but those are instances in which copy
>>> and
>>> paste wouldn't be used.
>> -
>> You're right, but I am encouraged that drag and drop as a whole is falling
>> out of favor compared in times past.  Another instance is in certain online
>> matching apps where you are doing the same thing that the sighted used to be
>> asked to do as children on a lot of quizzes:  drawing a line from an item in
>> column one that goes with some item in column two.  That is most often done
>> by dragging the item from column one and dropping it on column two, at which
>> time the connecting line appears.
>> This is just falling out of favor to a large extent.
>> --
>> Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044
>> *You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by
>> ignoring them.
>> * ~ Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed

Christopher Bartlett

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