[xubuntu-users] Drag and Drop Annoyance

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jul 15 08:30:42 UTC 2013

On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:15:46 +0200, Bruno Benitez <gridcube at gmail.com>  
> drag'n'drop will "copy" if the files move from a different mount point,  
> say /home/username/Documents and /home/username/Downloads are different  
> mount
> points, dragging a file from Downloads to Documents will copy it. else
> while moving inside the same mount point it will "move" the file, say you
> move a file from /home/username to /home/username/Desktop, and both are  
> in the same mount point, then it will move it.

That would be ok, we're, resp. at least I'm aware of this, but moving a  
test_file from ~/Desktop/ to
~/Desktop/test_folder/ isn't an action from one to another mount point and  
this thread is exactly about the behavior when doing it on the /Desdktop/,  
while Thunar isn't running. Somebody pointed out, that when Thunar is  
running, everything is as it should be, that's another issue, the same  
action, but with a different behavior.

What I call a bug, or if it should be a feature, then I call it a feature  
of folks, with a strange worldview, is that the same action does result in  
something different, depending on Thunar running or not. Btw. I did't test  
this, I only read that somebody tested it.


I'm using the Desktop very seldom, but IIRC I need to double-click on the  
Deskop, while I set up my Xfce to use single clicks. Can't test it right  
now, since I'm running a GNOME 2 session.

Btw. I was in a situation were I expected that something from one mount  
point to another should be copied, but it was moved instead. I don't  
remember the used file browser, but even this is possible and IMO unwanted.

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