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Say I have a folder that has a lot of directories, and a lot of files in it. I click the arrow to expand the folder and then drag the folder down to the file list in the parent directory. When I release it, nautilus moves the window so that the file you moved is still in the visible plane. This causes me to lose track of what directory I was in.

Is there some way to disable this, or to hold down a key while I'm moving the file so the file isn't followed? It seems like an ideal behavior to be able to control.

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I'm afraid, it is not possible. But as a workaround you can press F3 and use Nautilus in dual pane mode. If you drag files from the left pane to the right, you should not lose track.

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