[details view] drag file starts selection

Bug #510074 reported by Lars Volker on 2010-01-20
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunar
Invalid
Medium
thunar (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunar

In details view, when I try to drag a file to another folder/window, I currently have to select it first with a single click. By dragging an unselected file, a selection box is created selecting other files instead of moving the current one. Therefore you need two clicks for each file move. If this is not a bug, it should be configurable (e.g. "Drag file starts selection").

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jan 20 13:27:21 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: thunar 1.0.1-1ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: thunar
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic x86_64

Thunar starts a selection drag rather than a file drag if you start dragging an item which is previously unselected. This is rather annoying especially with new Thunar windows, where nothing is selected.

The desired action would be to drag the file which you start to drag, even if it was not previously selected.

Oh, now that I read it again and tried, I see what you mean. However, this is not a bug ... it's just how rubber banding selection in the details view works. The other views don't suffer from this problem.

Lars Volker (lv) wrote :

  This bug has been reported on Ubuntu Launchpad as:
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/510074.

When I try to drag a file to another folder/window, I currently have to select it first with a single click. By dragging an unselected file, a selection box is created selecting other files instead of moving the current one. Therefore you need two clicks for each file move. If this is not a bug, it should be configurable (e.g. "Drag file starts selection").

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this issue. It has already been reported upstream.

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - drag file starts selection
+ [details view] drag file starts selection
description: updated
In , nodiscc (nodiscc) wrote :

Confirming this with thunar 1.0.2-1+b2.
This only occurs with thunar's "detailed view", but I don't know if it can be solved without solving bug 3386 first.

(e.g adding an empty line at the end of the file list, or adding a "full row selection" option)

In , Eversa (eversa) wrote :

Still broken in 1.3.

In , Hjudt-l (hjudt-l) wrote :

*** Bug 7671 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Changed in thunar:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
In , Hjudt-l (hjudt-l) wrote :

Marking duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 11605 ***

Changed in thunar:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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