Nautilus should default to copy when move will fail

Bug #773061 reported by Chris Halse Rogers on 2011-04-29
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nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Dragging a file from a read-only filesystem currently rightly causes the drop action to be ‘copy’ rather than ‘move’. However, if you drag a file from a location to which you don't have write privileges (so it's read-only because of permissions) Nautilus will by default try and fail to move the file.

Nautilus drag and drop should default to copy when dragging from a source which is read only, regardless of the reason it's read-only.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Not sure if it should default to a different action, inconsistency and automagic behaviour changes are not user friendly, but one option would be to display a dialog explaining what the issue is with a "copy instead" button?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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