This is what I mean: I'm trying to move the dialog so I can read the title of what I'm trying to save, but that's not working.

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    Antifeature from hell!
    – Jasper
    Jul 18, 2018 at 10:18

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This is caused by the fact that modal dialogs are attached to the main window. You can disable it using gnome-tweak-tool, or using gsettings:

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter attach-modal-dialogs false

With gnome-tweak-tool, install it first:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Then use it to disable "attached modal dialogs" (exact location of the setting may vary, but that should be the name):

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    Who the hell made this strange behavior default?! Who the hell made it existing at all?!
    – Dims
    Nov 19, 2020 at 20:19

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