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 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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SFTP configuration for small group to upload and arrange a common set of folders

I have a website on ubuntu 20.04 for displaying family historical images. It's built on nodejs/express and it's coming along nicely. The site basically wraps around the folder structure and pages ...
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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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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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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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