Is there a way so Finder won't automatically jump to the folder when dragging and dropping files from one folder to another that's located in the side bar?

I usually just go through my downloads folder and then sort my files manually, but it's a hassle that I always manually have to go back to the download folder to process the next file.


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Either disable spring-loading delay or extend the reaction/response time. In older systems the settings are available in the Finder Preferences > General or in newer systems in System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad:

System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad

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    It’s worth mentioning that even after disabling spring-loading, you can always trigger the spring-load action manually by pressing the space bar.
    – user11633
    Mar 29, 2017 at 1:17

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