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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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stagnant Orange box keep showing on my pc

I am new to Ubuntu. I keep getting an orange box showing on my Ubuntu 24.04. It usually occurs when I am trying to split screens. The orange box is usually stagnant. It temporarily goes when I lock ...
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Drag and drop not working in file-roller (24.04)

Drag and drop not working in file-roller When I open a compressed file in file-roller, I can't drag and drop to extract a specific file, the dragging animation doesn't even happen. I downgraded to ...
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Drag and Drop files to Firefox browser is working but not to Microsoft Edge in Ubuntu 22.04

I am using Ubuntu 22.04.3 and I've installed Microsoft Edge for Linux using flatpak. I am not able to drag and drop files to Edge browser from my Desktop or Files app. However, the drag and drop to ...
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Cannot drag select on desktop with mouse and drag with finger on touch

Hello can someone please help me? I have Thinkpad Yoga with touch screen, Ubuntu 23.10 with Ubuntu desktop manager (Wayland)? When I boot Ubuntu 23.10 from live CD, I can drag select with mouse on ...
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How to increase touchpad drag lock delay?

First off, by "drag lock" I mean that, whatever is being dragged with a normal touchpad drag, isn't released when the finger is lifted off the touchpad. Hence, having reached the edge of the ...
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Changing the drop zone when drag & drop an icon on the desktop

I was wondering if it was possible to change the color of the drop zone when you are droping an icon/folder on your desktop. Most likely, it would be possible to change an HEX/RGBA value in the gnome-...
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22.04 mouse drag-and-drop select text not working

In 20.04 mouse drag selected texts to another application. For instance mark a text of Chromium translation and drag it with the held left bottom and releace/drop it to a gedit text file. In 22.04 ...
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Drag and drop incompatible with scrolling in Firefox using touchscreen

I have been testing my touchscreen to perform some operations on web browsers and we are running into an issue. When we don't change the MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 then the drag and drop works but it doesn't ...
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Drag-and-drop problem in Ubuntu 23.04

I am frequently downloading zip or rar archive files from the Web to extract their contents into a folder. There are two applications on my system that handle these type of archive files: Archive ...
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can't drag clip to timeline in Kdenlive in Ubuntu 23.04

Recently, I upgraded Ubuntu to 23.04. I am using Kdenlive, but I cannot drag clips from the project bin to the timeline. What is the problem and how can I fix it?
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Drag and drop gmail atachtment to files app

For me it is an essential feature in the business environment, I cannot drag and drop a pdf from the web browser, chrome, firefox, edge, etc., in Gmail to the file explorer. Is there any way to do it? ...
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Drag and drop of files not working on version 22.04

I installed ubuntu 22.04 LTS using the live bootable image. I am unable to send files by dragging and droping into the various application. But when I use xOrg, the problem seems to disappear. Please ...
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Lubuntu: Dragging image from web browser (Falcon) is not effective

When I want to move an image from an internet browser (for example from Google images), it works worse than in the Windows operating system. Specifically, I am concerned about these two things: I ...
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Virtualbox not recognizing USB, drag 'n drop not working either

I installed Virtualbox a few days ago and wanted to copy something from the host to the guest but realized it's not happening. I tried it with Windows and a couple of Linux distros but nothing works. ...
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Ubuntu constantly freezng

I use a HP Elitebook 8460p an I dual boot with Windows. Ubuntu constantly goes into Drag and Drop mode and freezes with only the mouse responding.I wan to know if this has to do with hardware or RAM ...
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Touchscreen woes on Ubuntu 22.04

I installed 22.04 some days ago on a new Dell 5430 rugged laptop, which features a touchscreen. These two are the desired goals: correct behaviour dragging with pen/finger systemwide (all app windows ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 host Windows 10 guest VIrtual Box 6.1: Drag and Drop not working, usb flash drive not being detected, how to solve?

I just installed Virtual Box 6.1 on my laptop, I have Ubuntu 22.04 as host and Windows 10 as guest and I just cannot share files beetwen host and guest. I already looked into loads of tutorials online ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - allow drag'n'drop files from Chrome download toolbar to desktop

How can I allow drag'n'drop files from Chrome download toolbar to desktop area: Now I can't do it.
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files are removed from their origin when copied on external media

if I transfer data (drag and drop) on the icon of an external media ( hard drive, pendrive..) they are moved and original files are removed from their origin. If I open the window of the media, then ...
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Click and drag on trackpad doesn't move after reaching edges of trackpad

There is a feature in Windows which helps in dragging when you reach the end of the touchpad. Like if you are dragging a folder in Ubuntu if you reach the edge of the touchpad the dragging just stops, ...
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Drag and drop disabled

On chromium browser when I copy a phone number from other application and do Control + F and paste phone number inside that box then try to drag phone number and paste inside on another website box it'...
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Caja drag and drop with tree view

I just switched to Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Mate because Mint MATE was buggy and annoying. Ubuntu MATE is a great distro but one thing I like better about Mint MATE was in Caja if you drag an item from the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 starts drag&drop too soon

Is there a way to increase the delay (the time the left mouse button must be pressed before starting drag&drop) distinguishing between a click and drag&drop? I often click on something, but ...
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Is it possible to drag and drop from a search box in Catfish?

I have many terabytes of data to sort and am using Catfish with Thunar 1.6 using Xfce 4.12 in Ubuntu 18.04. I can find everything I'm looking for with no problem, however some files are 10 sub-...
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How to activate drag n drop in 21.04 [duplicate]

So below is my OS version and I've read that in this version of ubuntu there's a drag n drop function implemented. Somehow it doesn't work: I can't neither drag n drop files to browser upload window ...
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Print hashes when a file or a folder is drag'n'droped to terminal

I need a way to quickly see hashes of singular files and of all files in a given folder. Drag'n'drop should work great, but in lxqt you can't drag'n'drop to scripts or even desktop entries. I have a ...
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Krusader: drag'n'drop file to terminal adds newline before closing quote

When I drag and drop a file from Krusader to my terminal, it quotes the filename with single quotes but adds a newline before the closing quote. I then have to do Ctrl-C to correct the quoting before ...
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Weird behavior when dragging files from host to guest (VMWare Workstation)

Here is my implementation: Host: Windows 10 Pro 21H1 + VMWare Workstation Pro 16.1.2 Guest: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS + VMWare Tools installed from Ubuntu repository (package named open-vm-tools-desktop) ...
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Unable to drag & drop file on Lubuntu using Pcmanfm-qt

What is not working? Dragging item from one place, to another bookmarked place/folder, after the drag, nothing happen What is working? Dragging item from one place, to another folder inside the ...
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Drag and Drop to Firefox in 20.04

I see that other threads talk about icons and drag and drop errors to the Desktop. For me, it is the Firefox browser. I am not able to upload pictures to GitHub and a few other websites using Drag and ...
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Not able to use drag and drop [duplicate]

I am not able to drag and drop a docx file from desktop to Trash. And there is no application running in background. What couls be reason for this?
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Unable to drag & drop icons & links from firefox (I'm New) [duplicate]

Hi so I recently switched over to Ubuntu and one things that I dislike is that I'm unable to drag & drop icons & links from firefox to my desktop. I checked under permissions and I have full ...
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Dragging Folder Gets Stuck

I run three monitors and it seems when a file or folder is placed in the first column of the middle or right monitor it gets stuck there. I can no longer drag and move the file or folder from that ...
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How to activate touchpad Drag Lock on Wayland on 20.10?

I'd like some leeway to reposition my finger during a drag-and-drop with my touchpad, but the solutions I find all mention either synclient which is not installed by default and I assume is not ...
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Is there a way I can drag and drop files to applications in the dock using Gnome desktop environment?

I am using the Gnome desktop environment and I see that it is lacking a lot of features that I think are not so hard to implement. One of these features is the ability to drag and drop files to ...
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Dragging and dropping across full screen applications in Gnome in 20.04

I remember that before upgrading from 16.04 to 20.04 I used to be able to drag and drop across applications that are each in full screen, by using the application switching mechanism (Alt-tabbing), or ...
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Glitches when trying to updating the "gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons"

So, a new version of "gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons" has came out with features that i want, like being able to drag files with your mouse into your browser. But when i've installed ...
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Drag and drop not working, desktop and Thunderbird (Ubuntu 20.04.01) [duplicate]

The point es very simple: in Ubuntu 20.04.01 Drag and drop is not working either in desktop and Thunderbird. Is there a way I can fixing this? besides this, it's very cool! Thanks!
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I cannot move multiple files by drag and drop method

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. My problem is when I want to move some files to another place, I'm selecting files then trying to move but the selections disappearing and this way I can move only one ...
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Create .url files when drag and drop from browser instead of .desktop

I used to drag-and-drop links from the browser in Windows to a folder to save them. That created files with extension .url, and the content is like: [InternetShortcut] URL=https://askubuntu.com/ When ...
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Drag and drop a folder to a website in chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

Well, I'm looking to deploy a website using Netlify Drop, but it seems to me that drag & drop does not really work in Ubuntu, as far as dragging an item to chrome is concerned. So, my question is ...
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Multiple item drag'n'drop on Desktop, with mouse, doesn't work [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 20.04, when I select multiple files on Desktop and move them (either moving icons around on desktop, or moving multiple files to Trash), only the item over which mouse is residing gets moved,...
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Drag and drop file from desktop to a folder [duplicate]

I tried to drag and drop a file from desktop to an opened folder (not to the folder icon), but it doesn't work. How can i fix it? Thank you in advance.
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How do I drag and drop between two Files (Nautilus) windows when using Wayland on Ubuntu 20.04

I have switched to using Wayland on Ubuntu 20.04 because the unresolved copy and paste bug in Mutter made Libre Office Calc unusable for me. When I open two folders side by side using Files (Nautilus)...
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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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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 are 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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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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