Drag and drop copies files instead of moving them

Bug #1572792 reported by José Jorge on 2016-04-21
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu
High
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Bug Description

Default behaviour for drag&drop in Xubuntu 14.04 is to move files, but in latest Xenial image draggin&dropping files copies them instead.

Steps:
1. Opened /home/xubuntu/ folder in Thunar. A list of default folders appear.
2. Created an empty "test" file.
3. Dragged and dropped "test" file to Documents (or any other already existing folder).
4. File gets copied to Documents folder and still exists in /home/xubuntu/.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: thunar 1.6.10-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.376
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Wed Apr 20 19:17:15 2016
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=es_ES.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunar
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

José Jorge (mexchip) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1572792

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Pavlushka (pavelsayekat) wrote :

I started using thunar as a Xubuntu 16.04 user and I thought it is the default behaviour!

Likely related to the fix for bug 1082511.

Does this bug only affect the live session?

I can confirm this behavior in the Ubuntu 18.04.1 live session.

summary: - Drag and drop copies files instead of moving them in Thunar in latest
- Xenial Final
+ Drag and drop copies files instead of moving them
affects: thunar (Ubuntu) → ubuntu

Tested with Nautilus.

On 28/09/18 19:41, Theo Linkspfeifer wrote:
> I can confirm this behavior in the Ubuntu 18.04.1 live session.
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - Drag and drop copies files instead of moving them in Thunar in latest Xenial Final
> + Drag and drop copies files instead of moving them
>
> ** Package changed: thunar (Ubuntu) => ubuntu
>
Here I see:

Moves files across seperate disks.

Copies files within single disk.

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