Dragging files in VMware causes temporary UI freeze

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hynkels
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Dragging files in VMware causes temporary UI freeze

I noticed that when I use WinSCP 5.19.1 inside a VMware virtual machine (Windows 10) to access another machine outside the virtual machine and drag files, the UI freezes on a regular basis.
I connect to an external linux machine via SCP.

I do not encounter the same issue when i try to do the same on the host OS the virtual machine runs on.

It seems that after a very short period of no activity, the connection is closed and when I try to drag and copy a file from the remote machine to the desktop WinSCP freezes for 10 or more seconds until it eventually performs the file copy.
The same issue applies when i copy/move files within WinSCP using the built in file browser.

When I drag a file from the desktop to WinSCP, the copy happens instantly as expected.
So the issue seems to be only happening in one direction but not the other.

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Re: Dragging files in VMware causes temporary UI freeze

Thanks for your report.

Can you send me an email, so I can send you back a debug version of WinSCP to track the problem? Please include a link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have sent the email. Thanks.

You will find my address (if you log in) in my forum profile.

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a possible solution

So i switched the drag and drop method in the preferences to "Download files via temporary folder" , and it seems to have it fixed on the virtual machine.

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