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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Bidirectional drag'n drop is not working with VirtualBox and ubuntu 14.04

I use Virtualbox 4.3.20 with Ubuntu 14.01 image. Host OS is Windows 8.1. Bidirectional drag'n drop used to work before but now it won't after upgrading to these versions from previous versions. What ...
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How can I drag'n'drop windows through my workspaces in gnome compiz? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04

How can I configure CCSM so I can be able to drag and drop windows through my workspaces? This feature was enabled in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't remember if I had to configure it or if it was ...
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Virtualbox Drag N Drop isn't working

I followed the steps but still can't drag and drop files to Virtualbox guest OS. I went to Settings, General, Advanced, clicked Bidirectional on both Shared Clipboard and Drag N Drop and i still ...
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Dragging and dropping from browser to Nautilus saves link instead of file, how to change default action?

When I drag and drop -- say an image -- from any internet browser to the desktop or any folder under Nautilus, it will save it as a Link. Now if I hold down Ctrl while I drag and drop, it will ...
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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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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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Disable touch drag

I am using touchpad on my laptop, but sometimes when I move pointer around it starts dragging (touch drag). I prefer to drag while holding it down. Can this touch drag be disabled?
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XFCE: Drag-and-drop pointer stuck on some windows

In some programs like SMPlayer and Clementine when dragging the window with the mouse (for example by accidentally clicking on the program window instead of the media progress bar), the mouse pointer ...
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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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Can I drag and drop from Evince to Thunderbird?

Sometimes I want to attach a PDF to an email in Thunderbird. I can drag and drop from Nautilus to Thunderbird, but if I already have the PDF open in Evince, it's nice not to have to hunt down its ...
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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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Disable unity panel popping up on file drag

My problem is the unity panel popping up when I'm dragging a file with the mouse. I currently have the panel set to auto-hide with the lowest sensitivity value, so it normally only pops up when I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 and Google Chrome- drag and drop off by a screen.

I'm running 15.10 with three monitors using NVidia's proprietary drivers and xinerama. When I open chrome, click and drag to move the chrome window has the chrome window appear a full screen and a ...
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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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How do you detect the end of a live drag with the new ListItem?

The new ListItem has the ability to do live drag-and-drop reorderings. When one is in progress, how do you detect its end? The ListItem had the ViewItems.onDragUpdated signal, which should fire for ...
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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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How can I drag & Drop a JPG-File into Scribus?

If I try to drag&drop a JPG (or other Graphic file) from Nautilus via the Unity Dash into Scribus, the Dash symbol’s are "grayed" and only some App's are usable but not Scribus. How can I make ...
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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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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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Unity launcher bar stuck and won't hide

When using drag and drop the launcher bar reveals and will not hide unless I close the program. Is their a fix?
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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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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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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 file onto script in Nautilus

In Windows Explorer (and other file managers) if you drag a file onto a script/executable, then it runs the script/executable with that file as the first argument. Is it possible to get a similar ...
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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.
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Dragging windows between workspaces in 14.10

Quick question: Has dragging windows between workspaces been partly disabled in the new release 14.10? I can only drag left-right with ctrl+alt+shift+arrow. Dragging up-down does not work. Can it be ...
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How can I get rid of artifacts without logging out?

So, I was dragging some files around in Nautilus and I wanted to cancel a drag. So, I just hit escape. Then I got this weird file icon floating always on top on my screen that I couldn't figure out ...
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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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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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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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12.10 Drag and Drop not working [closed]

That's just it. I click on a file on the desktop with my mouse, drag it to another location on the desktop, or to an open folder, and....it zooms right back into the original position when I let go of ...
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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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Drag-drop between windows

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. Is it possible to drag-and-drop items between windows using Alt+Tab? For example, I'm in a folder and want to drag a file onto google chrome, where I have ...
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unity drag & drop files to another window

For example: i have 2 nautilus windows opened and maximized and i want to move a file from window A to window B. If i drag the file on the unity launcher it doesn't move the file but it will open 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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Is the current drag to launcher behaviour the new default or a bug? [closed]

On Natty, I could drag a file to an icon on the launcher to bring up the window (e.g.: drag an image to the Firefox icon and wait for its window to show and then drop the file on, say, mediafire or ...
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Can't hold left button on touchpad and drag in 12.04 and no right click

After updating to 12.04, I cannot use the mouse buttons. I have a work around to be able to drag with the touchpad alone, also to use the touchpad for right click. I would however like to use the ...
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Drag and Drop across (fullscreen) applications, switching via Alt-Tab

Example Drag media file onto Totem's playlist to enqueue Bug in Compiz Especially for Unity (formerly Netbook Edition, being intended for small screens) this is quite a vital feature, as ...
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How do I drag-and-drop a file into a window that's not in the foreground?

In Windows, if I'm dragging a file or a piece of text and I want to want to drop it into a window that's currently not in the foreground I can simply hover over that window on the task bar and the ...
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How to have root access without logging as root? [duplicate]

I am using 13.04 trying to edit or drag and drop files but since all the folders are owned by root and assigned to the group "root" I am not allow to do this. I added my current username to the ...
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Touchpad double-tap holding is not working

I used to be able to double-tap and hold on my touchpad to drag and drop things. Since I upgraded to oneric ocelot it only works 10% of the time. What program are they using to log the touchpad and ...
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How do I reorder buttons in the window-list (taskbar) via drag and drop?

I switched from GNOME2 to XFCE and miss the feature to re-arrange the window buttons in the taskbar (window list). How can I make it working? I use Xubuntu 12.10.
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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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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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How can I drag and drop files into the Ubuntu One bookmark in Nautilus?

I have a bookmark to my Ubuntu-One folder in the sidebar of Nautilus, it would seem logical that it would be possible to drag and drop files and folders on top of this bookmark and have the dropped ...
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Click and drag/multi-touch not working 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my new laptop, Asus K55a, and the click and drag is not really working. It will let me double tap and drag, but I can not use the trackpad to click and then drag it around. ...
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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 ...