Launcher - should allow to dnd on any icon (and not just the ones matching the type)

Bug #880798 reported by Hannes_S on 2011-10-24
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
High
Andrea Azzarone
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Andrea Azzarone
Precise
High
Andrea Azzarone

Bug Description

hannes@XFLR6 ~> lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

Scenario: I want to drag an item from application A and drop it into application B. The window(s) of application B is (are) minimized or on another desktop. (real life example: I want to drag a file from Nautilus into a Skype chat. This is an everyday use case for me).

What I expect to be happening (and what was happening in Natty): Upon hovering the launcher icon of application B and staying there for a moment, all the windows of application B are shown next to each other (as if I was clicking twice on the icon, which I can't do because I'm dragging an item). I can then hover a window to bring it to the front and drop my item.

What is happening in Oneiric: Upon hovering the icon of application B, nothing happens.

Manually aligning the source- and target-windows of the drag'n'drop process is very inconvenient.

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description: updated
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 873167, so is being marked as such. Any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Drag'n'drop arbitrary items to launcher doesn't work (Oneiric
- Regression)
+ Drag'n'drop arbitrary items to launcher doesn't work
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - Drag'n'drop arbitrary items to launcher doesn't work
+ Launcher - should allow to dnd on any icon (and not just the ones
+ matching the type)
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2012-04-24
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Quoting the sabdfl from bug #873167

"we should allow you to drag to ANY window of ANY running app via the launcher. Using the mime types as a way to guide the user to *likely* apps is fine, but don't stop me from hovering over another app and opening that apps windows so I can JFDI."

Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 5.12.0
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2012-04-24
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2012-04-25
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-04-26
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-27
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello Hannes_S, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

Fabulously fixed!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Michael Zaugg (AOI) (it-oas) wrote :

There are now two strange behaviours:

1a. Drag&Drop a file from Desktop (even from an open Nautilus window ) to launcher: Only programs with according mimes are highlighted.
1b. Drag&Drop from a Nautlius Folder (not Desktop or Subfolder of Desktop): all starter are highlighted

2. If you Quickly Drag&Drop from Desktop to launcher (push it to the most left): all starter are highlighted.

I would expect the 'desktop-behaviour': Highlight only apps that can handle the dragged mimetype (but give the possibility to drop also on other apps).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.12-0ubuntu1

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unity (5.12-0ubuntu1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

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      fro...

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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