[xubuntu-users] Drag and Drop Annoyance

David Wright daveubuntu71 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 20:16:02 UTC 2013

I have a "strange worldview" ?  Thanks.

On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>wrote:

> On Sun, 2013-07-14 at 20:01 +0100, Peter Flynn wrote:
> > I rarely use a GUI for file management so I hadn't even noticed this.
> It's the same for me and even if I use a file browser, I tend to _not_
> use ~/Desktop/ .
> I'll encourage users to use xfce4-terminal instead of a file browse.
> Perhaps not everybody is aware about the features terminal emulations do
> provide, such as auto completion for commands and paths by the tab-key,
> scrolling through the command history by the cursor keys, using aliases
> and even writing a wrapper as a shell script can be done by noobs.
> I installed rodent "Lightweight, yet full of options file manager,
> compatible with console commands", but never used it, perhaps this is
> useful for transition from using file browsers to terminal usage.
> Using the terminal isn't for nerds or people who want to be cool only,
> it's really easier, it only seems to be harder, since people likely are
> accustomed to use file browsers.
> For example:
> "On Sun, 2013-07-14 at 19:50 +0100, David Wright wrote:
> Strangely enough if you drag & drop off the desktop whilst the Thunar
> Desktop folder is open, it does move the file!"
> Such things can happen, if something has a bug or upstream folks have
> strange worldviews. No user is able to remember such crap: If x then
> drag and drop behaves like p, if y then drag and drop behaves like q.
> When using the terminal everything usually works as expected, the great
> advantage of an operating system that isn't locked and that does provide
> a terminal.
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