Why can't you? What exactly happens when you try?
Thank you so much for asking
In the Project Panel a left click highlights the asset but ignores the drag.
In the timeline, a left click highlights the panel and when I try to drag it gives a flicker but that's all.
I can cut and paste in the timeline.
A restart of CS5 has no effect. Restarting the computer solves the problem for a while.
Four different mouses--same problem.
I don't know, man. I've never seen that behavior and am having trouble even picturing it in my mind. Any chance you can put up a screen recording?
Thanks Jim for responding. I just realized now in trying to respond to you that I can't drag things in Microsoft Word either so that tells me it is not an Adobe issue.
So I am going to google my way to a solution.
Problem solved by hitting escape key.
Someone suggested that to cure the same problem in MS Word.
Problem recurs and escape key solves.
And now my life is complete!