Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

Forums for the Xfce Edition
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

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
DumbCluck
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:10 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

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.
jjaythomas
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:52 pm

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.
Please add a [SOLVED] at the end of your original subject header if your question has been answered and solved.
altair4
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5515
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:27 am

Re: Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

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

+1
what altair4 said
sanda
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:05 pm

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..
User avatar
DrHu
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6287
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 pm


Return to Xfce

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests