In CorelDRAW it’s really easy to quickly duplicate an object by selecting, dragging and then right-clicking before you let go of the object. I find this behaviour so natural I try it in all sorts of applications & get frustrated when they don’t do the same!*
However today my CorelDRAW 12 started duplicating every object dragged with the mouse, instead of moving them. At first I suspected my rather old mouse had a sticky button but it persisted through a mouse change, application and machine restart. After trying all sorts of fixes that didn’t work I found one that did:
- Right-click to select an object then drag.
- When you let go the menu appears and select move.
This somehow reset the mouse behaviour and all was good in Corelworld again!
* The Drag+Ctrl duplicate in AutoCAD is nearly as nice but can’t be done with just the mouse hand!