Mate 1.18.0, Mint 18.2 - no longer able to drop files/folders to panel

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Mate 1.18.0, Mint 18.2 - no longer able to drop files/folders to panel

Post by earthlingkc » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:53 pm

One of the main reasons I have preferred Mate over Cinnamon is the ability to drop a file or folder directly onto the panels and creates a link. I've upgraded 3 computers to 18.2 and Mate 1.18 and on one it took away my links and on all not able to drag file/folders to it anymore. Very annoying as I love this feature.

Is there a setting to re-enable?

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Re: Mate 1.18.0, Mint 18.2 - no longer able to drop files/folders to panel

Post by all41 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:45 pm

You can try resetting the panel to installation default by opening a terminal and enter or copy/paste:

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mate-panel --reset
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Re: Mate 1.18.0, Mint 18.2 - no longer able to drop files/folders to panel

Post by earthlingkc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:59 pm

Thanks, hope to see it fixed as it's a feature that separates itself from Cinnamon.

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Re: Mate 1.18.0, Mint 18.2 - no longer able to drop files/folders to panel

Post by 2xa » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:37 am

The capacity to pin Folders to the Mate panel was one of the great points in its favour: I really hope this can be fixed.

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Re: Mate 1.18.0, Mint 18.2 - no longer able to drop files/folders to panel

Post by earthlingkc » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:09 pm

2xa wrote:The capacity to pin Folders to the Mate panel was one of the great points in its favour: I really hope this can be fixed.
I do too. I don't mean to be petty with complaints but it's a major deal to me. Is one reason I wouldn't use Cinnamon.

Is there a way to manually change some desktop settings to allow until they fix this?

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Re: Mate 1.18.0, Mint 18.2 - no longer able to drop files/folders to panel

Post by earthlingkc » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:33 pm

A MATE/caja update just came out today that now allows dragging files/folders on the panel.

Yay, so nice to have this back!

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