Nautilus doesn't copy filenames for paste to other programs anymore

Bug #1843588 reported by Michael Kuster on 2019-09-11
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Until Ubuntu 18.10 Nautilus does copy all selected filenames in simple Text format and this way you cold paste the selected files as a list to other programs: for example into the texteditor gedit. This was a very useful function if you have, for example, to upload a file to webmail or other web-service. You cold copy the file within nautilus and paste it directliy to the selection dialog or webfield to upload the file.

Or if you wanted a simple List of all your files in a folder you where able to select all files with nautilus, copy and paste into gedit. This is not possible anymore. The output of natilus looks now like this:

x-special/nautilus-clipboard
copy
file:///home/<user>/Schreibtisch/new%20document.txt

Until Ubuntu 18.10 this looks like this:

/home/<user>/Schreibtisch/new document.txt

Steps to reproduce:
1. Select files with nautilus
2. Press Ctrl+C
3. open gedit
4. press Ctrl+V

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.32.1-0ubuntu0.19.04.0
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-27.28-generic 5.0.21
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-27-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Sep 11 15:06:14 2019
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_nautilus:

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