Bug 1717947

Summary: Can't drag and drop files from Desktop to USB drive
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Reporter: Bill Sanford <bsanford>
Component: gnome-shell-extensionsAssignee: Florian Müllner <fmuellner>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Desktop QE <desktop-qa-list>
Severity: medium Docs Contact: Tomas Capek <tcapek>
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 8.4CC: fedoraproject, fmuellner, jadahl, jkoten, lmanasko, mboisver, mclasen, pasik, tpelka, tpopela, yuokada
Target Milestone: rc   
Target Release: 8.0   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Known Issue
Doc Text:
.Drag-and-drop does not work between desktop and applications Due to a bug in the `gnome-shell-extensions` package, the drag-and-drop functionality does not currently work between desktop and applications. Support for this feature will be added back in a future release.
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Last Closed: 2021-02-01 07:41:20 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Bill Sanford 2019-06-06 14:03:52 UTC
Description of problem:
With the install of RHEL 8.1, I logged in with X11 (Classic or Standard) and tried to drag and drop a file from Desktop to a USB drive. When I dragged the file to the USB drive, it returned right back to the original position. If I right-click copy from Desktop and paste into the USB drive, that works.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit the Desktop so that icons are displayed on the Desktop.
2. Insert USB drive and drag file from Desktop to USB

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Comment 1 Bill Sanford 2019-06-06 14:07:14 UTC
I just tried to drag and drop from USB to Desktop and that does not work, either.

Comment 2 Florian Müllner 2019-06-06 15:06:32 UTC
That's an issue with the desktop-icons extension, not gnome-shell.

Comment 6 Florian Müllner 2020-04-30 21:39:24 UTC
There has been little upstream movement on the mutter/gnome-shell/desktop-icons side, so this is very unlikely to be fixed in 8.3 either.

The extension upstream is experimenting with a fork - https://gitlab.com/rastersoft/desktop-icons-ng - that splits out the UI into a GTK application whose windows are intercepted, controlled and managed by the extension, but that's unlikely to be "RHEL-ready" in the 8.3 timeframe either.

Comment 11 RHEL Program Management 2021-02-01 07:41:20 UTC
After evaluating this issue, there are no plans to address it further or fix it in an upcoming release.  Therefore, it is being closed.  If plans change such that this issue will be fixed in an upcoming release, then the bug can be reopened.