Question Win11 question: How to drag and drop to a (open) window you can't see

mikeymikec

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On older versions of Windows the solution was easy: Drag and drop from window A down to window B's icon on the taskbar, pause there for a second or two, window B is then brought to the front, then you can drop into that window as you please.

On Win11 it seems that this behaviour has been disabled. Is anyone aware of a 'new and improved' way of doing it, or do I have to fall back to ensuring that window B is visible enough to begin with?
 

quikah

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It works that way for me? I have noticed some weirdness. For example when dragging an image from explorer window on one monitor to minimized explorer windows on second monitor a preview of the image popped up when I hovered over the explorer icon which then behaved as you described. A bit of moving off and on the explorer icon finally popped up the explorer window. I suspect there is some timing issue with the preview image popping up and registering that it is supposed to popup the minimized application.

Intermittent bug.
 

mikeymikec

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I'll try it on other Win11 PCs I encounter and see how intermittent it is. I'm sure I first saw it on a customer's computer, and before I posted the OP I tried it on my laptop. I just get a no-entry symbol when I hover it over the taskbar icon.
 

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