I think you’d probably have more luck checking with Lotus.
We are experiencing the same issue, but it's affecting only some of us. I was hoping there was an answer here, but at least I'm not alone.
I posted the question in the Lotus Notes community forums, we'll see if we get any answers.
Same here. On each Mac that we've upgraded to CS6 the drag and drop in Notes is broken. That includes just an upgrade to Illustrator CS6 as well as the entire suite.
Got this snarky response in the Notes forums:
I thought everything in MacLand 'just worked'!
Switch to Windows and uninstall CS6...
Sorry...not very helpful.
Are there any settings in CS6 that deal with the the way the drag/drop feature works?
If you uninstall CS6 does it work again?
What happens on a Windows setup?
FWIW, a Google search turns up some hits that make it look like drag/drop can be problematic with CS6 on Macs (but no Windows, go figure). You may need to open a call with Adobe.
Any further information on this issue? Up until a couple of days ago, I was running Lotus Notes 8.5.3, OS X 10.7.4, and Adobe CS6, and drag-and-drop worked fine. Since then, the 10.7.5 upgrade came out, and Adobe Application Manager did its thing once or twice (I don't recall what it updated), and now drag-and-drop is a no-go. Annoying, especially since I'd imagine both parties are going to point their finger at the other when assigning blame.
Thanks for the update. I'd imagine I'm not the only one who's not terribly surprised by Lotus' response.
If it's at all helpful, you can reduce the number of additional clicks needed to attach a single file to exactly two: after you click the paperclip, drag your file from the Finder into the "Create Attachments" window (just as you normally would when dragging a file directly into the message)—it'll automatically be selected, and then clicking "Create" will complete the process.
Not as simple as drag-and-drop, but better than navigating through the file struction using the "Create Attachments" window when you already have the file you're looking to attach selected in the Finder.
Thanks for the tip, that will at least save some navigation time!
I've fixed this one at our place.
Change users mail file priviliges from editor to manager. in Lotus Notes Admin.
On the client, select "advanced menus" under "view" then under file select 'applications", "replace design" and select 8.5 and "folder" upgrade. Once done it's working ok.
I already have Manager privileges in my Notes and I'm still having this issue. I'm on Notes 8.5.3 and using that design, what version are you running?
I found that is something within the Illustrator app causing the issue.
I tested this by compressing (zipping) the "Adobe Illustrator CS6" folder, and deleting the uncompressed folder so that only the zipped file was in my Applications folder. Once I did this, drag and drop worked.
Once I uncompressed the "Adobe Illustrator CS6" folder back into the Applications folder, drag and drop stopped working again.
I managed to get drag and drop to continue to work with the following steps.
1. Copy the entire "Adobe Illustrator CS6" folder to a thumb drive.
2. Compress (zip) the "Adobe Illustrator CS6" folder that is in your Applications folder.
3. Delete the uncompressed "Adobe Illustrator CS6" folder that is in your Applications folder, and empty the trash.
4. Run the Illustrator application off of the thumb drive. it will state "The Application has been moved...". It will give you the options to Update, or Do not update. You will need to select "Update"
5. Let Illustrator launch completely, then quit it, and eject your thumb drive.
6. Uncompress the "Adobe Illustrator CS6" that is in your Applications folder back into your Applications folder.
7. Delete the compressed file.
You should now be able to run Illustrator from your Applications folder, and have drag and drop work in Lotus Notes.
I tried the first part and it worked! I don't have time today, but I will try part 2 and see, I'm keeping my fingers crossed, thanks!!
SUCCESS! Your fix worked, thanks so much!
This worked for me as well. I'm curious if simply uninstalling, then reinstalling Illustrator would work in a similar fashion. Also, let's all keep our fingers crossed that drag-and-drop doesn't get fubared again on the next Illustrator update.
All that aside, thanks, waymondt, for figuring this out. Attaching files the non drag-and-drop way was getting old really fast.
Glad I could help.
Uninstalling, then reinstalling Illustrator doesn't work. I reinstalled multiple times while trying to figure it what was causing the issue. As soon as Illustrator is reinstalled, drag and drop fails. You don't even need to launch Illustrator, or quit and re-open Lotus Notes.
I'm not sure if drag and drop fails because Illustrator is on your boot drive, or if it fails just because Illustrator is on the same drive as Lotus Notes. I dont have a spare drive to test it. However, I think if you were to have originally installed CS6, or just Illustrator to a different drive and ran it from there, drag and drop would of always worked.
Thanks waymondt! Your fix worked!
I also thought I would let everyone know that this issue seems to be fixed in the Notes 9 beta.
UPDATE: Adobe CC also "breaks" the drag and drop feature in Notes. However, this fix still works! Thank you once again.
Wow, I can't believe this worked. Thanks!
Such a great solution, it worked!
Thanks Waymond Trimmer