Ubuntu

Drag file to dash to show window doesn't work

Reported by Pablo Almeida on 2011-10-08
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Ayatana Ubuntu
Undecided
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Unity
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

In natty, i could drag a file to the launcher over an icon of a running aplication and it would bring up the window (or windows), so I could drop the file in one of them. This doesn't seem to work anymore.

Pablo Almeida (pabloalmeidaff9) wrote :

Anyone? I can still reproduce this bug as of today (October 20th).

description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, does it happen with any file or is it specific to some? On what icon did you try dragging it?

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

Hello!

So, it happens with every file I tried, and over every icon I try to drop,
regardless of the icon's "light" being on or off (meaning whether I should
or shouldn't drop it there).

11/10/28 Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden>

> specific to some? On what icon did you try dragging it?

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Pablo Almeida (pabloalmeidaff9) wrote :

I'm attaching a screencast showing the problem, just in case I'm being misunderstood. Hope it helps.

Pablo Almeida (pabloalmeidaff9) wrote :

Bug's still here...

Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) wrote :

Specific steps to replicate:

1. Open Nautilus and Gedit.
2. (For comparison): Shrink Nautilus so the editing surface of Gedit is visible. Drag a text file from Nautilus onto the editing surface of Gedit, and release it. The file is opened.
3. Drag the same file. The launcher appears. Move the mouse over the illuminated Gedit icon, and hold it there without releasing.

Expected result: The Gedit window is focused, so that the file can be dropped onto it.
Actual result: The Nautilus window retains the focus.

(Checked on Oneiric, 7 Dec 2011)

Obviously for simply opening a file, you can just release it on the launcher icon to tell that application to open it. But there are cases where you want to drag a file to a specific part of a window. E.g. GMail in Firefox supports dragging & dropping files to attach them when composing a message, but this is distinct from opening a file in Firefox.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) on 2011-12-07
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Jimmy Merrild Krag (beruic) wrote :

I really miss this

Pablo Almeida (pabloalmeidaff9) wrote :

It's a must have in any graphical OS.

2012/2/17 Jimmy Merrild Krag <email address hidden>

> I really miss this
>
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> Title:
> Drag file to dash to show window doesn't work
>
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> In natty, i could drag a file to the launcher over an icon of a
> running aplication and it would bring up the window (or windows), so I
> could drop the file in one of them. This doesn't seem to work anymore.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/870769/+subscriptions
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Aethralis (aethralis) wrote :

It is still not working in Precise beta 1. Any official comments on this?

Yes, this is still an issue in Precise as of today. Looks like it'll make
it to the final release (again).

2012/3/4 Aethralis <email address hidden>

> It is still not working in Precise beta 1. Any official comments on
> this?
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/870769
>
> Title:
> Drag file to dash to show window doesn't work
>
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> In natty, i could drag a file to the launcher over an icon of a
> running aplication and it would bring up the window (or windows), so I
> could drop the file in one of them. This doesn't seem to work anymore.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/870769/+subscriptions
>

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Pablo Almeida
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Is anyone working on this? Because we are one month away from a LTS release of Ubuntu. If there's anything else I can do to help without having to ninja-code something, I would happily do it.

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