Bug 1288797 - Can't drag mail between folders in Evolution 3.18.2
Can't drag mail between folders in Evolution 3.18.2
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Milan Crha
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-12-05 20:45 EST by Steevithak
Modified: 2015-12-14 08:34 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Steevithak 2015-12-05 20:45:02 EST
Description of problem:
I upgraded to Fedora 23 today and restored my Evolution data. On prior versions of Evolution, it was possible to move emails between folders by drag-and-drop (e.g. I could click on an email in the inbox, drag it over a folder icon, and drop, resulting in the email being moved by Evolution from the inbox to the desired target folder). In the latest Evolution included with Fedora 23, this no longer works. 

The only way I've found to move email from my inbox to a folder is by right-clicking, selecting "move", scrolling through the lengthy folder list, selecting a folder, and then clicking "move" on the dialog. This is a huge pain and I'd love to see the easy GUI drag-and-drop method of moving files restored.

So is this a bug, an intentional feature removal, a new default setting or what? And how do I get the old behavior back?

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How reproducible:
Always for me

Steps to Reproduce:
1. did a clean installed of F23 on my box
2. restored evolution data from my last box using a backup file
3. checked my email and then tried move email from inbox to folders by drag-and-drop

Actual results:
drag-and drop has no effect, email remains in the inbox

Expected results:
mail is dragged to desired folder and moved there

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Comment 1 Steevithak 2015-12-07 11:50:03 EST
Update: this bug is apparently related to the use of wayland. I switched the desktop from wayland+gnome to x+gnome and the drag-and-drop functionality returned to normal. Switched back to wayland, and it's broken again. So an acceptable workaround for this bug is to avoid using wayland.
Comment 2 Milan Crha 2015-12-14 08:34:31 EST
Thanks for a bug report. This is discussed upstream at [1], thus let's move there.

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=741655

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