WinDragSens – Graphical Drag Sensitivity Utility

In response to a comment regarding the console-based version of the drag sensitivity utility, I’ve created a new version of the utility that includes a graphical interface and a means of testing the drag settings in the interface.

WinDragSens Interface

This version also maintains all of the command-line parameters of the previous version so that it may still be used from scripts or batch files.

You may download the executable from GitHub:

If you’d like to examine or modify the source code or build your own executable rather than relying on the executable above, you may download the Visual Studio 2015 project and source from GitHub:

Please let me know if you encounter any problems or have any questions.


There isn’t one, really. WinDragSens is completely free to download, use, modify, and distribute. WinDragSens is provided as-is, without warranty and without support.

4 thoughts on “WinDragSens – Graphical Drag Sensitivity Utility

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  1. Hi Paul,

    Thanks for creating a great little tool to prevent accidental moves of folders in Explorer. It seems like it might be effecting the drag and drop capability of Microsoft Word. Do you know if this is the case and if there might be a work-around?


    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, the setting affects all mouse interactions, not just Explorer, so you have to experiment and find a setting that prevents accidental dragging while still allowing intentional drag and drop.

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