Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

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Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

Postby DumbCluck on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:52 pm

Hi
When I try to drag a file from my desktop to a folder it only copies instead of transferring to the folder.
I then have to delete the original. Is this normal for Xfce??
Using LM13 Xfce
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Re: Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:22 pm

Hi
When I try to drag a file from my desktop to a folder it only copies instead of transferring to the folder.
I then have to delete the original. Is this normal for Xfce??
Using LM13 Xfce

Yes
desktop will keep copy also (actually only desktop/icon file) But can drag & drop from desktop folder in thunar to another place.

J.Jay
P.S. have to open 2nd window (no tabs) for thunar.
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Re: Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

Postby altair4 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:35 am

DumbCluck wrote:Hi
When I try to drag a file from my desktop to a folder it only copies instead of transferring to the folder.
I then have to delete the original. Is this normal for Xfce??
Using LM13 Xfce

Select the file with a left click > Hold down the Shift key > Then drag and drop to the folder. The file should move instead of copy.
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Re: Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

Postby sanda on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:03 pm

+1
what altair4 said
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Re: Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

Postby DrHu on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:25 pm

It copies unless you are in the same tree section (a subsection of the parent directory)
--for example if you open two file manager windows from the menus, and you are perusing your directories/folders, then a drag&drop moves the file from one location to another in that directory tree

If you used a usb drive and did a drag and drop it only copies, not moves the file or directory..
--and is also a little sensitive about mouse clicks..
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