Drag and drop is broken in Unity

Reported by zzarko on 2012-04-24
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Low
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

I'm testing 12.04 64-bit, with all the latest updates. As far as I kow, there is no way to drag and drop files between:
1. Two maximized windows
2. Two windows from different workspaces
except if target application is registered for file type that is dragged (then, the file can be dragged to application's icon in Launcher). I often need to drag a file from nautilus to k3b or thunderbird that is on another workspace, and this cannot be done in 12.04's unity (if it can, PLEASE say how).

I used to solve this problem in 11.10 by using scale plugin. I could define an action that triggers scale for all windows to some screen corner, and I could drag-and-drop files that way. But, in 12.04 scale plugin cannot display windows from all workspaces anymore (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/970188), and I'm unable to use that workaround.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, the first issue is a known one, the launcher is supposed to do the scale effect while targetting a launcher icon, that's disable for technical reasons at the moment though.

the second issue needs design input, setting to incomplete for unity waiting on that

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
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