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When using files and dragging-dropping files (while sorting files for instance), the mouse pointer regularly freezes in drag mode, and nothing seems to be working to recover control of the machine.

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The solution is Alt+Tab to files app and then press Alt+F4 to close it. It releases the mouse pointer from drag mode successfully.

The question was originally solved in one of the answers to the question asked here.

It took me a while to discover how to unlock the situation, and not having to hard reboot to get out of it.

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    I have manage to do this only with Alt+F4. But in order to work I have to close all Pantheon-Files windows. – Bo rislav Aug 25 at 22:36

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