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 when 12.04 came out.

Here is the problem. Whenever I want to drag a file from one window to another(like nautilus to gmail in chrome or vlc playlist etc), I usually drag it to the taskbar/panel and wait for the destination window to raise/focus and then I drop the file. I have found this feature ever since I started using computers. Heck, even Windows 2000, XP could do it. Gnome could do it ever since I started using it (8.04 ubuntu).

It does not work with unity in 12.04.

I have had to install ugly xfce4-panel just for this purpose. But I am hardwired to first drag it to unity and then realize it does not work and then drag it to xfce4-panel.

Is there a possible workaround or a patch somebody has written that can I can install and not worry about it at all?


Ubuntu bug 607796 is about this. The design team has approved for this behavior to be implemented in Unity. But it has not been a priority, and has not been worked on yet, at least as visible from the bug report. I'd recommend subscribing to that bug report, at the least.

I see that the most recommended practice here is to close this question as off-topic. I see that happened to this similar question. I'm going to leave that to more experienced Ask Ubuntu users. Thanks.

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