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
I just tried to drag and drop from USB to Desktop and that does not work, either.
That's an issue with the desktop-icons extension, not gnome-shell.
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.
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.