Questions about selecting file and holding down the mouse button, dragging it to another part of the screen, then letting go of the button (dropping it).

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Is there a concept of GUI based file copy like Windows?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and come from a Windows background. I need to copy gigabytes of files from a Drobo network share to a new secondary drive in the Ubuntu box. I have created a folder inside ...
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13.04 gnome problem with drag and drop and text selection

I have an ubuntu 13.04 gnome 64 bits, but since a few days I am facing serious problem for doing simple drag an drop : in nautilus, in eclipse, in the browser. Also I can't manage to select text areas ...
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Dropping Mouse Events and Unintentional Drag and Drop

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Intel I7 system with 9GB RAM and two monitors and I'm using a Logitech wireless mouse (don't have any further information about model). I have all of the latest ...
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Unity intercepts drag and drop file uploads to webpages

Just asking if someone out there has seen the same quirk: If I want to drag a file to a dropzone in a website (say gmail's compose interface) Unity brings up the window picker bar (Launcher) and I ...
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Can't drag and drop text in gedit [closed]

I've installed gnome-shell on Ubuntu 11.10 but now, when I'm on Unity, and when I drag and drop text in gedit, gedit crashes ! I've tried to uninstall gnome-shell, but nothing changes.
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Drag and drop file to existing VLC player

Whenever I try to drag and drop a file to an existing VLC player ( as per Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity ! ), it seems to open a new VLC window and start playing from there. Is it possible ...
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Desktop environments that allow Drag'n'Drop across applications via Alt-Tab

Which desktop environments allow to drag'n'drop files/data across applications while task-switching using Alt-Tab (without the need to move mouse cursor to a specific UI element and/or wait for other ...
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When I click on the top of Audacious when it's not the focused window it automatically drags the window

First off I'm running Lubuntu and, cat /ect/lsb-release gives me DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.04" Whenever I click on the top of ...
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MacBook 5,1 trackpad continuous dragging

I've found a lot of things online about trackpads with Linux but can't find an answer to this (though maybe I'm using the wrong keywords?) My only issue with the trackpad occurs when I click and ...
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Why can't I copy/paste or drag/drop into my virtual machine? [duplicate]

I'm working on a project, and I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.10 inside Virtual Box (4.3.22; which is the latest version AFAIK). I'd like to copy some files from my host (Windows 8.1) to the virtual ...
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Docky won't open folders in Sublime 3 via dragging and dropping (Xubuntu 14.04)

Individual files work, and the desktop icon version of Sublime 3 opens folders. Is this just a docky limitation? Fairly sure it worked before I upgraded.
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Drag and Drop in VMWare

I installed LXDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare. I try to drag files from Windows to Ubuntu but it does not work.
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drag and drop does not work in yahoo webmail mail

I'm trying to attach files to a yahoo email (web mail) by dragging and dropping on Ubuntu 14.04 with Firefox. When I drag the file over the email it highlights (turns green) and displays a message to ...
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How to drag stencil images in drawing in Calligra Flow?

How do you drag stencil symbols from the palette into the drawing with Calligra Flow 2.8? I am just trying to drag and drop and it doesn't work. Is there some mode switching step I have missed?
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Just installed ubuntu 12.04. Mouse drag and drop not fully functional. Any known bugs?

If I drag and drop sometimes doesnt work (especially when I move the mouse fast). The thing I'm dragging just stops if I move the mouse fast. In win7 is fine, so no hardware issues.