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Drag files from desktop to a Files window

asked 2017-05-17 16:11:12 +0000

marnier gravatar image

I can no longer drag files from the desktop to any windows in Files. Whenever I try, the mouse pointer changes to the little hand pointer, and the trackpad does not respond when moved over the desktop. Also secondary clicking is not working over the desktop. I would like to know how to re-establish previous functionality.

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did you recently updated? can you post a pic to see what is going on ?

jlozadad ( 2017-05-17 18:44:33 +0000 )edit

Thank you jlozadad. I update regularly, am now on kernel 4.10.15, Nautilus is 3.22.3. Same behaviour on kernel 4.10.14 however. I can not reproduce the pointer behaviour in a picture (it just shows the desktop wallpaper and the icons). Noted that if I launch Firefox after this strange behaviour happens, Firefox gets stucked as well with the little hand pointer. Files (Nautilus) however continues to respond. If I go to tweak tools and disable show icons on desktop, normal behaviour is re-established.

marnier ( 2017-05-18 04:46:22 +0000 )edit

try launching FF from the command line and see if you notice any errors.

jlozadad ( 2017-05-18 12:54:53 +0000 )edit

It returns a command not found response

marnier ( 2017-05-19 09:04:25 +0000 )edit

what command did you run? usually just running firefox does the trick.

jlozadad ( 2017-05-19 14:03:37 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-06-16 16:58:59 +0000

This seems to be a bug with Wayland sessions, I experience it as well dragging Desktop icons into a Nautilus window.

Seems to be reported already under https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug....

If you have more information to add, please comment on the Bugzilla page above.

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answered 2017-05-21 16:56:51 +0000

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updated 2017-05-21 16:58:45 +0000

tap  tap move  ???

(NOT tap-tap ...)

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answered 2017-05-19 14:47:52 +0000

you should report the bug in bugzilla https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugzilla . Wayland still has issues, so if it does not work then try it on xorg.

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