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I have a small screen so prefer working with only one visible app at a time. In 11.04, I could drag a file from nautilus to the launcher, hover above another app, like chromium or gedit. The launcher would then pop out the hovered app and give me an option to select the sub-app to drop the file at. In 11.10 it is not longer working.

Is there a setting I need to change?

EDIT: There is an option to drop the file on gedit and nautilus (even works) but they're the only ones highlighted. In 11.04, I could do it with any app, like dropping to chromium (gmail page). Drag and drop to gmail is a great feature I use a lot.

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closed as off topic by Bruno Pereira Mar 9 '12 at 8:26

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Sounds like you may be running unity-2d instead of unity(3d). If you run this in a terminal should be obvious, ubuntu means unity-3d. echo $DESKTOP_SESSION –  doug Dec 3 '11 at 4:54
echo $DESKTOP_SESSION showed ubuntu. –  AlikElzin-kilaka Dec 3 '11 at 15:27
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. –  Bruno Pereira Mar 9 '12 at 8:26