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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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 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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Drag and Drop files from browser to LibreOffice Writer not working

I tried to drag and drop an image on unity bar hoping that it will bring LibreOffice Writer in focus but it didn't not. So now i have to goto insert ---> pictures How to solve this issue.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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). ...