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People who've seen me use drag and drop in RISC OS applications on VRPC often comment they wish they could do that too, most don't know that many Windows applications support dragging from the file manager to the application. But the problem with Windows applications is there is very little consistancy between how applications handle this - does the drag add the object to the document as under RISC OS, create a new document window, or replace the current document entirely? There is no equivelent of specifying the creation of a new document by dragging to an iconbar icon - indeed if you do drag there you get an error, and are told to use a ridiculous procedure of having to hover over for 2 seconds before a window pops up, which has to be one of the worse GUI features ever. But finally when they see a RISC OS application's ability to save a document by dragging the save icon back to the filer, you can happily point out there is no equivelent of elsewhere, and for that you need a decent OS.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 7/8/06 9:40AM
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