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 with the mouse (the only way I found is to double click on the first word, then expand selection with shift and arrows keys).

I noticed that often, after having started a drag n drop, it is cancelled though I did not release the left mouse !

It is as if for each simple mouse clic : two was done !

My graphic card is an ati radeon hd 4330, and I had installed the default purposed driver.

I don't know if I should give you results from some terminal commands, as I don't know which could be useful.

Thanks in advance.

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Look here, hope it helps you.

It worked for mee.

EDIT: It says, basically:

In previous version of ubuntu we saw that for two overlapping window drag & drop operation can not done. Because when we click on an item for dragging window(where the file is) get focus and raise on the top of other window.

Now in newer version we can solve it by disabling the option of Raise on click Open Compiz-config-settings-manager (ccsm is the command if you open it using console) and go to general option > focus & Raise tab. Un-check Raise on click and Auto raise option

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Nov 12, 2013 at 21:43

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