Questions tagged [drag-and-drop]

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 to desktop not working in 20.04

Downloaded an official version of ubuntu 20.04 and I noticed that the basic feature for drag and drop files to desktop not working in 20.04 https://amp.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/bhgte9/...
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Drag Lock not working on fresh 20.04 install

This is a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 from 2016 which came preinstalled with Ubuntu at the time. I had later been running 16.04 for the past 4 years without a problem. Yesterday, I did a fresh install (...
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Libre Office: replace images by drag-and-drop doesn't work any more. How to solve it?

Problem Since upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04. LTS to 20.04 LTS, Libre Office misses the following feature: by dragging a picture from the file manager into a Libre Office window, and dropping it over an ...
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Drag-drop not working for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on VMware® Workstation 15 Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on VMware® Workstation 15 Pro Version 15.5.2 build-15785246. The problem is that the drag and drop feature (From the host (Windows 10) to the guest (Ubuntu) on the ...
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Are these desktop features or are they bugs? [duplicate]

Since updating to 20.04 LTS I've noticed some differences in desktop functionality compared to 18.04 LTS. Here are a few: Can't drag and drop a file from the desktop to anywhere else. Drag and drop ...
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Basic desktop actions not available on Ubuntu 20.04

In Ubuntu 20.04, on the desktop, there is a number of actions I wish I could do, such as, by order of importance : use keyboard shortcuts such as select all, copy/paste... use drag & drop with ...
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Virtual Box drag and drop folder with contents (host to guest)

I tried to drag and drop an entire folder, with contents, but only got an empty folder on the guest VM file system. I had to select all of the files within the folder on the host and drag them into ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 with Kubuntu issue

Ah couple of weeks ago I installed kubuntu-desktop along side gnome-desktop, but then I remove Kubuntu completely again, but since then the kubuntu logo shows up when I turn off and on the computer, ...
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Drag to custom trash

So, I made this custom trash can. I want to be able to drag-and-drop files to put them in the trash folder. This is my desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Trash Comment=Trash Icon=...
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Vmplayer drag and drop issue from guest to host

I am having an issue with the drag and drop feature of VMware Workstation Player 15. I have vmtools installed as well, but perhaps there is an issue with the installation I am unaware of. I am using ...
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Ubuntu VM (18.04) Unable to Copy/Drag from Guest to Host

I've tried every option / package install that I was able to find on stackexchange / google. Nothing has worked. I am able to copy paste text into the box, drag files from Windows 7 into Ubuntu, but I ...
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Why does Drag&Drop from Engrampa (*.tar.gz content) to Thunar not work?

There's a tooltip when dragging (see the screenshot below) but at dropping it flies back to Engrampa and nothing is done: no unzip, no untar, no mkdir(s), no copy, no sudo password dialog, no info/...
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Files (Nautilus) in 19.10 - drag-n-drop on desktop doesn't work

If I insert a flash drive and try to drag any files onto desktop - nothing happens. Or from any other folder. Drag 'n copy only works if you open desktop in nautilus ("show desktop in files"). I ...
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Upgrade to 18.04 cannot click & drag a file from Nautilus

Basic function = click on a file & while pressing Shift key, drag to a new window (Nautilus/other app etc). Worked through all versions of Ubuntu until 18.04. Now only selects files instead of ...
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Why is alt+tab not working when dragging out of Firefox?

In contrast to previous Ubuntu versions, alt+tab while dragging seems to work fine in Ubuntu 18.04. For instance, I can start dragging a file, alt+tab to a different application, and drop the file ...
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How to make a RELATIVE symlink with Nautilus

I am glad that relative symlinks are possible in linux, namely ln -s -r linked/directory linkingfile, but it is taking me quite a long time on terminal to do the job of relative linking many files. I ...
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Does Ubuntu 18.04 support drag and drop files to applications?

I need to open an .exe file by dragging and droping it onto anther .exe file but it just doesn't work. Is there a way to make it work? I already tried other file managers and also i tried an ...
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Ability to drag and drop files on Desktop to other apps

On 18.04 and 18.10 I was able to drag for example a file that was on the Desktop and drop it in the Telegram app, Google Drive and so on. Now on 19.04 it does not allow for drag and dropping of files ...
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How to drag file to the running, but minimized app on Ubuntu 18 Dock? [duplicate]

How can I drag file to the running application on Dock? For example, I have running and minimized Chrome but I want to drag file to imgur or askubuntu topic for upload. In Windows I just simply drag ...
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ubuntu 19.04 not able to create url shortcuts by drag/drop

It works on 18.04, but not on 19.04. I am not able to drag and drop Chrome or Firefox url or bookmark to the folder or desktop. When i drag drop to the folder i get the following error: "Drag and ...
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Selection box disappeared on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

When I use my mouse to select multiple items on Files, I see no drag-box. But, I see an orange drag-box on my desktop when I do the same (which I would like to change to blue, but that's another ...
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Ubuntu 18.04- it is possible to drag-drop workspaces to change their place?

Sometimes I have application that slide in an another workspaces, I don't know which command in particular I'm doing, but at end of the day I would replace my workspaces in the original wished ...
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Activities Overview Hot Corner and file drag on it (non-optimal location of window thumbnails)

I use Activities Overview Hot Corner to drag-n-drop files to background windows from nautilus window. But I don't understand why when i use Overview Hot Corner with clean mouse or with Super/Win ...
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Lubuntu Drag & Drop Option

I installed Lubuntu The first thing I do after installing the OS, I build a link to the desktop. I'm really a sad because I can't drag and drop url link from browser to desktop , or any folder in ...
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Drag and drop NOT working with Gmail in Firefox, on Ubuntu 18.04

Dragging and dropping files in Gmail is not working in Ubuntu 18.04 and Mozilla Firefox. I trap the file, drag it to the mail box (drop your file here) and nothing happens (The image of the file ...
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How to enable cursor edge dragging (Drag and Drop) in Ubuntu 18.04?

While dragging I want to enable dragging on the edge of track pad (like in drag and drop). I could not find a switch for it.
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Ubuntu 18.04 drag-and-drop icons to sidebar fails to bring window to foreground [duplicate]

I've noticed another useful feature that used to exist in Ubuntu, but seems to have disappeared in the 18.04 upgrade. If you drag an icon (e.g. a file or a web link) to the sidebar, so that the ...
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why in Nautilus the folder doesn't open up when I drag files to the folders in the left panel?

when I drag files to the left pane in Nautilus I'm expecting that when I'm over that folder "bookmark" to spring-open up so that I could eventually place the file in a sub-folder... but it's not ...
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Drag and drop does not work on virtualbox

I have a problem about drag and drop. Sometimes I want to share some images, some folders and some zip files with drag and drop (windows to Ubuntu) but it doesn't work. Drag and drop in the setting ...
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Why can I not drag and drop files from nautilus file manager to firefox in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I try to drag and drop a file from nautilus to firefox but can't do that.
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Touchpad problem on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 but the touchpad seems very sensitive. When I try to use touchpad after a couple of seconds the cursor drags down. It is almost like it remembers one touch from ...
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How to Drag and Drop files to open application?

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 and unfortunately, I have just discovered that I can't drag a file e.g. image file to an open application such as Inkscape. In Ubuntu 17.10 I was able to select the ...
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How do I enable dragging files to applications minimised to Ubuntu Dock in 17.10?

I have upgraded to 17.10 but I am frustrated that I am unable to drag a file say, from Files to a text editor that is minimised. In older versions I was able to drag it to the sidebar, hover over the ...
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File disappeared dragging it from Windows host to Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox

Today I encounter a problem when using VBox .What the concrete is that : The version VBox I am using is Version 5.2.2 r119230 (Qt5.6.2) The host machine is Windows 10 Education and the guest OS on ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 Display manager drag'n'drop broken

I have three displays, but I cannot rearrange displays in the display manager (Displays "app") because the drag'n'drop is not working. I see the drag symbol as cursor but displays will not move, which ...
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Drag-and-dropping files not working in Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 17.10 from 16.10, and I'm experiencing an annoying problem: I CAN'T drag and drop files. When I select files and then hold to drag, it behaves as though I'm re-selecting and ...
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Often dragging the top of a window ends up expanding it [duplicate]

very often when I drag the top of windows such as a browser window to move it to another location, Ubuntu expands the window instead. This happens regardless I use an external mouse or a trackpad. Is ...
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Ubuntu 17 dock file drag

In Ubuntu 16, I was able to drag files to apps in the dock, but in Ubuntu 17.10, that's not working. Is there anyway to do this?
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drag'n drop from desktop --> mouse stuck in hand icon

This maybe related to 17.10: Drag-and-drop from folders to desktop always copies files : When I try to drag a file from the desktop to an open Nautilus window the cursor changes to the copy-cursor (a ...
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Drag and drop not working inside Nautilus on Ubuntu 17.10

I'm having a strange problem on Ubuntu 17.10: when I try to drag and drop something inside Nautilus it simply doesn't work, it doesn't even select the item, it seems like it's ignoring the action... ...
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17.10: Drag-and-drop from folders to desktop always copies files

since my upgrade to Ubuntu Desktop 17.10 all files moved with drag-and-drop from any folder to my desktop are copied but not moved. Using strg+x and strg+v works. When i open the desktop as a folder ...
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Create link to file on Desktop or in Folder

Ubuntu 16.04 I have 2 instances of Nautilus (file explorer) open - in different drives and or folders. I want to create a LINK to a file. It doesn't appear to be easily done - if I drag & drop ...
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16.04 LTS on Virtualbox - Drag/Drop from PC to Ubuntu Not Working

Setup: Win10 on Dell 8900 Virtualbox - Latest version Virtualbox Extensions - Latest version Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - All updates installed Bidirectional Drag/Drop Enabled I can drag files from Ubuntu to ...
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Mouse clicMouse click drags and only releases with a click of the left button (Intermittent)

So every couple days or so my external usb wireless mouse decides to start dragging things around. The only symptom is click and hold of the left mouse button. Motion works find as does using that ...
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Drag and drop not working in 16.04 LTS

Drag-and-drop is not working under various contexts in 16.04 LTS on my machine. When I start dragging a file, "hand" icon appears, but then when I hover over another window,and release, nothing ...
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Unable to drag & drop files to Lubuntu 16.10 guest in VMware

I am new here in this community. I have a problem with dragging and dropping files from host to Lubuntu 16.10 guest OS in VMware Worstation 12. Both copy-paste and drag n' drop from guest to host ...
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KVM: Copy (drag and drop) files between Ubuntu host to Windows 7 guest

I am not sure why there is so little clear information in the net about the issue: I just want to copy (drag and drop) files between the Ubuntu 16.04 host and the Windows 7 client. I expected this ...
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Can I use Nautilus to drag and drop files to encrypted folder?

After decades of command line usage I'm getting comfortable using Nautilus (Ubuntu file manager). I'd like to start playing with encryption but do not want to encrypt my whole /home directory. I was ...
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16.10 - dragging a file/folder onto another folder no longer opens the target folder

Ubuntu 16.10. I just noticed a new behaviour, and I'm wondering when/why this has changed. before: when dragging a file/folder onto another folder icon, the target folder used to open to display its ...
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How to make drag and drop work running Oracle VM VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu Server 16.04 amd64 running in Oracle VM Virtual Box 5.1.6. I have installed the Guest Additions CD. Installed open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop however drag and drop from host (...