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 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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Drag and drop in Ubuntu 20.04.2 [duplicate]

I have just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 on my personal computer. I used Ubuntu 18.04 for 2 years and was happy with it but thought that it was time for an update. I downloaded Ubuntu from ...
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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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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 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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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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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?

Since Ubuntu 18.04 I can't drag a file e.g. image file to an open application such as Inkscape or Evolution email message window. In Ubuntu 17.10 I was able to select the image file by clicking on it, ...
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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 ...