Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 486239
drag and drop broken on desktop
Last modified: 2009-02-18 23:18:05 EST
Description of problem:
Dragging a file creates a copy rather than moves the file
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. click and drag icon over
2 copies of the icon
icon to move
To be clear, are you talking about icons on the plasma desktop, or icons within a FolderView, or something else?
icons located on the desktop/ that are located in the ~/Desktop directory.
ok, I can't reproduce that, works fine here. :(
Hold Shift when dragging to move files in places where copy is the default.
So is the bug the fact that copy is the default, then?
From where to where are you dragging stuff? Is the ~/Desktop folder view the target? What's the source? Are you sure you're dragging to ~/Desktop and not to the plasma desktop itself? (Hint: Plasma's default desktop is NOT the ~/Desktop folder. If you want to use the ~/Desktop folder, you have to either use a folder view applet/widget/plasmoid or to set your desktop activity to Folder view instead of Desktop in the dettings.)
No, I am not sure.
Looking at an otherwise blank desktop, I have some icons. I select one of these and move it six inches to the right. I now have 2 identical icons. Default behavior of drag and drop (unless you are crossing a drive/partition boundary) is to move, not copy, ergo not doing that is a bug. I don't care if it is changing directories, update the inode and move the damn file.
Can you attach a screenshot of your desktop and clearly indicate from where to where you're dragging the icon?
I cannot reproduce this behavior with a plasmoid nor with a folder view, unless I try to drag the icon from inside the folder view to outside the folder view. If that's what you're doing, then the behavior is fully expected. When using the default desktop (not the folder view as desktop), icons outside the folder view are NOT files, they're plasmoids which are merely links. So you cannot move a file from your ~/Desktop folder (inside your folder view) to there, you can only link it.
If you want a traditional desktop behavior:
1. right-click, Appearance settings, choose Folder view instead of Desktop, click OK and
2. remove the folder view widget (otherwise you have 2 views of the same folder, which makes no sense).
So by 'expected behavior', what you really mean is 'completely different than what is expected by a normal user'?