SOVLED! Can’t Drag Windows To Second Monitor Windows 10

If you own a multi-monitor setup but can’t drag windows to the second monitor Windows 10, it’s possible that your mouse driver is outdated. To be able to move windows at will, you should update the driver of your mouse at the earliest opportunity. Also, you could disable Snap, scan for malware and check for Windows updates. Read to the end to get the most out of your setup. 

What Might Have Gone Wrong 

Generally speaking, multi-monitor setups prove handy at times but they have their own sets of problems. In the case that you can’t drag windows to the second monitor Windows 10, you should consider these possibilities:

  • Out-of-date mouse driver. 
  • Snap is on.
  • Malware.
  • Windows.

How To Deal With The Issue 

Update Driver

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
  • Step 2: In Device Manager, expand Mice and other pointing devices, right-click your mouse then pick Update driver. 
  • Step 3: Follow onscreen instructions to update the mouse driver. 
  • Step 4: After you finish, restart your computer. 
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, move the mouse between monitors and see how things turn out. 

Note: If you have third-party driver managers such as Driver Easy, DriverPack and so on, feel free to take advantage of them to automate the update of drivers. 

Disable Snap

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select System and choose Multitasking. 
  • Step 2: Toggle off the switch under Snap windows. 
  • Step 3: Determine whether the issue persists. 

Check For Windows Updates 

  • Step 1: Open Settings, click Update & Security and pick Check for updates in Windows Update.
  • Step 2: If an update is available, allow Windows to download and install it.
  • Step 3: The moment the update completes, restart your computer.

Run A Malware Scan 

Here, for ease of convenience, we use Windows Defender to scan for malware. In the case that you have another antivirus program, don’t hesitate to use it. 

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Update & Security then choose Virus & threat protection in Windows Security. 
  • Step 2: Click Scan options, pick Full scan and hit Scan now
  • Step 3: Allow the scan to go all the way 
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: Witness the result. 


What Should I Do When Drag And Drop Won’t Work?

If you have a hard time dragging and dropping windows, you should perform SFC and DISM scans. The scans could fix corruption in system files, the leading cause for drag and drop bugs on Windows.

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the command sfc /scannow to perform the SFC scan. 
  • Step 3: As soon as the SFC scan concludes, run each of the following commands in Command Prompt (Admin) to perform the DISM scan:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Step 4: Proceed to run the command to exit to close Command Prompt.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

How Come I Can’t Left-Click And Drag With The Touchpad?

The key is to keep the CTRL key pressed. It’s possible to click and hold the left touchpad button using one hand. You may then run your other hand’s index finger diagonally across the touchpad. That should help you to left-click and drag with your touchpad at your leisure.

Is It Possible to Reset Inverted Screen Back to Normal?

In most of the cases, all you have to do to straighten out the screen is to hold down the CTRL and ALT keys while pressing the up arrow. Also, you could press the left and right arrows if your screen is prorated sideways. Of course, you always have the option of pressing the down arrow if you want to turn the screen upside down for some reason. 

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