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.