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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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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, 18.04 Gmail

Drag and drop files 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 returns to its original ...
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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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How to drag and drop files in applications?

Suppose I have some application open like Nautilus or Chrome. Whenever I try to drag files from another application/window to perform some sort of action like copying or uploading, the application in ...
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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 (...
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Three finger dragging on ubuntu-touch tablet

I think it appeared with the last system upgrade (or I hadn't remarked it before): a zone 1/5th of the size of my screen on the right hand (when in horizontal position), inviting me to drag ...
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Can I drag and drop from Evince to Thunderbird?

Sometimes I want to attach a PDF to an email in Thunderbird. I can drag and drop from Nautilus to Thunderbird, but if I already have the PDF open in Evince, it's nice not to have to hunt down its ...
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How can a file be dropped into a Wine window?

I'm trying to open a file in the program GXSCC. This program is designed to open files that are dropped into its window. How can I do this with the program running in Wine on Ubuntu? When I try to ...
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Disable unity panel popping up on file drag

My problem is the unity panel popping up when I'm dragging a file with the mouse. I currently have the panel set to auto-hide with the lowest sensitivity value, so it normally only pops up when I ...
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Nautilus Crashes when Dragging and Dropping Files - Wiley

I'm using the 64-bit version of Wiley. When dragging and dropping files using Nautilus (or other file mgmt apps) the application crashes. I've read a couple of other threads on the same topic but ...
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XFCE: Drag-and-drop pointer stuck on some windows

In some programs like SMPlayer and Clementine when dragging the window with the mouse (for example by accidentally clicking on the program window instead of the media progress bar), the mouse pointer ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 and Google Chrome- drag and drop off by a screen.

I'm running 15.10 with three monitors using NVidia's proprietary drivers and xinerama. When I open chrome, click and drag to move the chrome window has the chrome window appear a full screen and a ...
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How do you make the background of a dragged ListItem opaque?

The new ListItem has drag-and-drop capability built-in. By default, though, dragged items have a transparent background, which looks awful. (Why would this be the default?) The ListItem has a color ...
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How do you detect the end of a live drag with the new ListItem?

The new ListItem has the ability to do live drag-and-drop reorderings. When one is in progress, how do you detect its end? The ListItem had the ViewItems.onDragUpdated signal, which should fire for ...
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Disable dragging on eGalax touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried almost every imaginable option I could find online to put in the 10-evdev.conf file in the xorg.conf.d directory so as to disable the dragging action of my touchscreen (eGalax Inc. Touch) ...
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Drag-and-drop file onto executable in Quick Launcher

I wish to drag files from Nautilus onto a certain executable (.desktop file) in my Unity quick launcher (so that the executable file will run with the path of the dragged file as its first argument). ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 - Mouse fails to drag-and-drop or select properly

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 and I'm facing a weird mouse issue. Sometimes when I try to drag and drop a file/window or select some text my mouse looses control, (e.g. if I try to move a window it ...
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Is there a concept of GUI based file copy like Windows?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and come from a Windows background. I need to copy gigabytes of files from a Drobo network share to a new secondary drive in the Ubuntu box. I have created a folder inside ...
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Why can't I copy/paste or drag/drop into my virtual machine? [duplicate]

I'm working on a project, and I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.10 inside Virtual Box (4.3.22; which is the latest version AFAIK). I'd like to copy some files from my host (Windows 8.1) to the virtual ...
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Bidirectional drag'n drop is not working with VirtualBox and ubuntu 14.04

I use Virtualbox 4.3.20 with Ubuntu 14.01 image. Host OS is Windows 8.1. Bidirectional drag'n drop used to work before but now it won't after upgrading to these versions from previous versions. What ...
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Dragging windows between workspaces in 14.10

Quick question: Has dragging windows between workspaces been partly disabled in the new release 14.10? I can only drag left-right with ctrl+alt+shift+arrow. Dragging up-down does not work. Can it be ...
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Drag and Drop in VMWare

I installed LXDE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare. I try to drag files from Windows to Ubuntu but it does not work.
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How can I get rid of artifacts without logging out?

So, I was dragging some files around in Nautilus and I wanted to cancel a drag. So, I just hit escape. Then I got this weird file icon floating always on top on my screen that I couldn't figure out ...
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Nautilus crashes on file/folder drag, Icon issues 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04, Unity. Nautilus crashes without error message when I try to drag any file/folder. Left click and hold on anything, the second it moves a millimeter, Nautilus crashes/closes. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lenovo Ultrabook Touchpad Drag not working

Suddenly I'm unable to drag and drop with the touchpad on my Lenovo U410. All the other features such as scroll, right click (two finger tap) and left click work. I'm using ubuntu 14.04 I tried ...
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can we add extra items to gallery of libre office writer

is there any way that we can follow and add extra items into the gallery of libre office office writer. i am currently working on a big project and i want some extra images and icons.Doing so with the ...