Bug 2890 - Drag and Drop oddities - Gnome File Manager and Netscape
Drag and Drop oddities - Gnome File Manager and Netscape
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Federico Musto
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Reported: 1999-05-17 18:07 EDT by jmoses
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-26 11:51:35 EDT
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Description jmoses 1999-05-17 18:07:16 EDT
Dragging a link to the desktop from a Netscape window works
properly - it creates a quick URL link on the desktop as
one would expect. However, anything beyond the desktop
itself is not created properly.

Try this: Create a new folder called "Test" on the desktop.
Drag a link to this folder from the Netscape window and
drop it over the folder. GNOME creates a file in the folder
with a temporary name, but it is not a link document as you
might think. The content of the file is the URL.

The same thing applies if you have the File Manager window
open to a directory and drop the link on top of it. The
only place the link creation seems to work is on the
desktop. Most annoying.
Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1999-05-18 16:07:59 EDT
Veerified 18 MAY 1999 DLT.
Comment 2 Federico Musto 1999-05-26 11:51:59 EDT
The way URL links are stored in the desktop is rather horrid right
now.  I do intend to fix this when I finish the DII_OBJECT branch
merge.

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