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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Nautilus crashes on file/folder drag, Icon issues 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04, Unity. Nautilus crashes without error message when I try to drag any file/folder. Left click and hold on anything, the second it moves a millimeter, Nautilus crashes/closes. ...
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can we add extra items to gallery of libre office writer

is there any way that we can follow and add extra items into the gallery of libre office office writer. i am currently working on a big project and i want some extra images and icons.Doing so with the ...
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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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Adjusting touchpad drag threshold?

I find my self constantly dragging text, links, icons, and other things a few pixels by accident. Can I somehow increase the drag threshold? I thought at first it was because I use a trackpad, but I ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lenovo Ultrabook Touchpad Drag not working

Suddenly I'm unable to drag and drop with the touchpad on my Lenovo U410. All the other features such as scroll, right click (two finger tap) and left click work. I'm using ubuntu 14.04 I tried ...
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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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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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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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VirtualBox 5.1 Yosemite Host Ubuntu Guest Drag and drop, copy not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14 64 bit as a guest on my VirtualBox 5.1 on Yosemite Host. I have installed the Ubuntu guestEditions from VB. I know they are installed correctly because all of the view ...
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ctrl left does not work

Left Ctrl doesn't work when I try to copy, past, select, cut. it works with other hotkeys, such as CtrlAltT. I tried running: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration with no luck. (It runs ...
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VirtualBox dragndrop doesn't work from HOST to Guest

I host an Ubuntu install at Win10 home with VB and when I try to move a file from Win10 to Ubuntu desktop folder it just won't work... I've already applied bydirectional dragndrop btw ... Didn't find ...
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How can a file be dropped into a Wine window?

I'm trying to open a file in the program GXSCC. This program is designed to open files that are dropped into its window. How can I do this with the program running in Wine on Ubuntu? When I try to ...
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Nautilus Crashes when Dragging and Dropping Files - Wiley

I'm using the 64-bit version of Wiley. When dragging and dropping files using Nautilus (or other file mgmt apps) the application crashes. I've read a couple of other threads on the same topic but ...
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How do you make the background of a dragged ListItem opaque?

The new ListItem has drag-and-drop capability built-in. By default, though, dragged items have a transparent background, which looks awful. (Why would this be the default?) The ListItem has a color ...
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Disable dragging on eGalax touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried almost every imaginable option I could find online to put in the 10-evdev.conf file in the xorg.conf.d directory so as to disable the dragging action of my touchscreen (eGalax Inc. Touch) ...
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Disable adding files to archive on drag-and-drop in Nautilis

I'm looking for a way to disable adding files to archives when dragging and dropping files into folders. For example, I have a folder full of archives, and when I drag and drop a new archive into the ...
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Drag-and-drop file onto executable in Quick Launcher

I wish to drag files from Nautilus onto a certain executable (.desktop file) in my Unity quick launcher (so that the executable file will run with the path of the dragged file as its first argument). ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 - Mouse fails to drag-and-drop or select properly

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 and I'm facing a weird mouse issue. Sometimes when I try to drag and drop a file/window or select some text my mouse looses control, (e.g. if I try to move a window it ...
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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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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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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.