Not to my knowledge but I never tried to change it so I really don't know.
You could use another file manager. One that plays well with others and doesn't interfere with the desktop environment is XFE.
Created during The Golden Age of Linux is sets up a sort of parallel universe with it's own set of little utilities. About the only thing it can't so is access the network. If you take a look at the screenshot in this topic you see that a drag and drop launches a "so what do you want me to do with this thing" prompt: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=166564