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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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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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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How do I make Nautilus windows stick for drag & drop? [closed]

When you drag and drop a folder with nautilus, you must carefully set both windows on non overlapping areas of your screen, otherwise selecting one folder will bring the windows to the front, hiding ...
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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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How to enable dropping any file type on particular or any Unity launcher item?

For example I cannot drag and drop folders and .py files to the meld using launcher but it accepts them perfectly.
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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 to drag and drop files to a places applet. (Like trash can)

I made a shortcut to my home folder by dragging and dropping it to the panel. Is there a way that I can drag and drop files to that applet in order to save the file in the folder location? What I ...
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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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How to drag from a background window to the front window

Is the following I will explain possible with a key combination? Here is the image: As you can see, the terminal is the focus window (Front window) and Nautilus is in the background (Back Window). ...
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Dragging and dropping a file on launcher icon does not raise the window in Unity

I know this is a possible duplicate but I do have not a convincing answer yet. I initially did not like unity and did not switch to it till 12.04 (used gnome fallback). I have started using it only ...
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How can I achieve Windows-like drag and drop behaviour? [closed]

It is a problem to drag item from one window to another when they are overlapped. When we click in a window it immediately focused and upper window go behind of this. But I found that in Windows and ...
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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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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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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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Can't Drag & Drop text to unity launcher (e.g. url's, highlighted text)

I'm trying to create a unity launcher icon (.dekstop file) on which you can drop any (selected/highlighted) text from a web browser, google chrome in my case. I know you can use the "MimeType=" key ...
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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 do I drag a file into an open application?

I can't understand how to drag files into running application. For example: I have an image on my desktop or a folder and I want to drag it into libreoffice writer. I have files that I want to ...
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Dragging files across workspaces in 11.10 [closed]

In 11.04, I was able to select a file in Nautilus and while dragging/folding the file change workspace using the regualr keyboard shortcut keys. This was very handy if for example I had to attach a ...
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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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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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Drag And Drop in Unity (with Alt + Tab) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drag and Drop across (fullscreen) applications, switching via Alt-Tab I would like to be able to drag files from one window (nautilus) to another switching app with Alt ...
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How do I stop the unity side bar from apearing when I try to drag & drop?

Every time I use Drag&Drop (even with Bookmarks in Firefox or songs in Banshee) the unity side bar apears and often blocks the place where I want to drop it. Is there a way to fix this? EDIT: ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there any way to stop Unity from lagging when I drag and drop URL's when using Firefox? [closed]

When using Firefox I often drag URLS's either to the address bar or search boxes. When I drag URL's the Unity launcher will appear and show which programs the URL can be dragged to. However this ...
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Drag and Drop Unity Dash 11.10 [closed]

Why is dragging and dropping applications in the Ubuntu 11.10 Unity Dash so laggy? It wasn't like this in 11.04.
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Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity !

How can I drag and drop files (media files specifically) in my Unity. While playing videos or music, if I like to drop another file in the totem/vlc media player, how to do it ?
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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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select and drag-paste in terminal

Generally this feature is there in web-pages, text files that when you double click( or select some text area) and drag it some other location, then it gets paste over there. like above I selected ...
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Unable to switch between windows [closed]

I recently upgraded to 10.04. Before the upgrade, I was using multiple windows, and I was able to drag applications across the windows. But, now the windows are locked. Further, the icon of the ...
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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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No widget drag/drop in Qt Creator after Blender-startup

My problem is that every time I start Blender 2.63 in 12.04 (64-bit), I am not able to drag and drop widgets in Qt Creator anymore, even after closing Blender again. I have tried restarting Qt, ...
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Firefox drag and drop URL

can any one help me with this problem of firefox? I have two firefox windows open. Now i want to drag a URL link from one window to the another, but I can't do it in Ubuntu 12.04 I can do this ...
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How do I fix dragging items between two monitors?

I have two monitors set up using Nvidia Twinview on Ubuntu 11.10. When I drag something (a file, a link on a website, select text, etc.), my right-hand monitor screws up. Usually the screen shifts up ...
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How to move a file/window from one desktop to another desktop?

I've updated the system to Ubuntu 11.10 and set Gnome Shell as default GUI. Now I cannot move files from one desktop to another. Let me illustrate this. I used to have Thunderbird maximized on ...
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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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How can I drag file from Nautilus to Brasero?

I want to drag a file from Nautilus to Brasero in Ubuntu 12.04 when both windows are open. The only way to do it that I know currently is to maximize Brasero and left the Nautilus open (but not ...
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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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Is it possible to change KDE Dolphin's drag-and-drop behaviour to move?

When you drag a file somewhere in KDE, it pops up a little context menu, asking what you want to do with it. This is similar to Gnome's dnd behaviour if you hold Alt. It's not for me. I'd rather ...
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Stopping the Launcher from appearing while dragging

When dragging and dropping anything, the Launcher will automatically appear. I'd prefer it to only appear if I pressed Super while dragging, or something similar. This question was asked in 2011, ...
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Windows keep moving as if I did ALT+Click [closed]

It happens frequently, and it's driving me crazy: I'm using my touchpad and - for example - scroll through a list, and suddenly, the window will "jump" so that it's centered around my cursor, and it ...
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Launcher does not pop out a running app when dragging a file to it [closed]

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 ...
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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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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-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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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 ...