I try to drag and drop a file from nautilus to firefox but can't do that.

  • Works for me for an image file and a small sound file. You'll need to provide more information. What sort of files are you trying to drag-n-drop? Are they very big? How much RAM do you have? – DK Bose Aug 26 '18 at 10:49
  • can't drag and drop any kind of file – gaurav_gavhane Aug 26 '18 at 10:57
  • also I have 4 GB of ram. not working for any file(small file also) – gaurav_gavhane Aug 26 '18 at 11:00
  • Can you drag-n-drop anything from anywhere to anywhere else or is your problem specific to "nautilus to firefox"? – DK Bose Aug 26 '18 at 11:01
  • Does this help in any way askubuntu.com/questions/973128/…? – pomsky Aug 26 '18 at 13:27

Go to Preferences > Views > Experimental Is "Use the new views" checked? If so, uncheck it and you should be able to do drag-and-drop.

Note that, even with the "new views" enabled, drag-and-drop is still possible from the "list view", but not from the "icon view".

  • not working for me – gaurav_gavhane Sep 15 '18 at 13:13
  • is the problem specific to firefox?, can you drag and drop between 2 nautilus windows? – Pierre-Antoine Sep 15 '18 at 16:19
  • Yes problem is with browsers like Firefox , chromium and Nautilus. And also not working for 2 different Nautilus Windows – gaurav_gavhane Sep 16 '18 at 17:07
  • Can't drag and drop files using dock – gaurav_gavhane Sep 16 '18 at 17:11

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