[SOLVED] Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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[SOLVED] Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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Maybe it sounds silly for those who knows about Linux... But I'm a new emigrant from Windows and I don't know if it is possible to move the files to anywhere over the desktop like in Windows or macOS.
And if it is possible, how to do it?
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Re: Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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M_a_r_c_0 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:05 am
Maybe it sounds silly for those who knows about Linux... But I'm a new emigrant from Windows and I don't know if it is possible to move the files to anywhere over the desktop like in Windows or macOS.
And if it is possible, how to do it?

I am having some difficulty understanding what you are trying to do. I guess you are trying to move a file from a folder somewhere, maybe your home folder, to the desktop. Yes? You would do it just like you do in Windows. You open the folder in the file manager (which one are you using? Nemo?) and drag it to the desktop.

Also note that the "Desktop" is just another folder in your Home folder so you can open the Desktop in your file manager and sort the files alphabetically, by date, etc. I find this useful when I have a cluttered desktop and cannot find a file I know is there somewhere.
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Re: Move files over the desktop like in Windows

Post by M_a_r_c_0 »

No, I know I can move it in that sense, but what I mean is if I can move the folders on the desktop, for example, move it from the left corner to the right simply by dragging the cursor.

And yes, I am using Nemo which file manager do you recommend me? I have seen konqueror file manager and I'm in love with it, but I don't know if should I change to it

But thanks you for answering me :)
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Re: Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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Is desktop right-click -> Customize -> disable Auto-arrange so as to be able to just drag icons around what you are looking for?
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Re: Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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YESSS!!!! Thanks you so much!!!!
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Re: Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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rene wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Is desktop right-click -> Customize -> disable Auto-arrange so as to be able to just drag icons around what you are looking for?
YESSSSS!!!! Thanks you so much!!!!!
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Re: [SOLVED] Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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Auto-Arrange appears to be broken in Cinnamon on Mint 20.1 unless I'm missing something. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: [SOLVED] Move files over the desktop like in Windows

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mxmerce wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:56 pm
Auto-Arrange appears to be broken in Cinnamon on Mint 20.1 unless I'm missing something.
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