Dragging a file to the bottom left corner should send it to the trash

Bug #728598 reported by David Callé on 2011-03-03
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
unity (Ubuntu)
unity-2d (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To open the trash tile on the launcher, you can throw your mouse at the bottom left corner of the screen and click, but if you try to drag and drop a file to the trash the same way, the launcher hides when you hit the corner of the screen.

I understand the hiding behavior for the launcher when you touch the edge, this is a clever idea, but for the specific use case of aiming for the trash, it should stay and accept drops in the area of the trash.
Deleting files via drag and drop is something I observe a lot in my office and the current behavior makes this process tedious, because you have to drop files precisely over the trash tile and not too far.

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Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

And for whomever fixes this, a little bit clearer of an explanation:
<christip> lamalex, that's quite odd, I try to explain it to you. You drag & drop a file to the launcher trash icon. The behaviour of the launcher is perfect until you hit the most left pixel of your screen with your pointer. Then the launcher will auto-hide.
<christip> It doesn't matter where you hit the left-most pixel of your screen. Just drag a file to the left-most position and the launcher will hide

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium

Well, dragging the file should reveal the launcher, and Trash should be
fixed in the bottom left corner, so dragging the file to trash should
delete it, yes.


Artem Popov (artfwo) on 2011-03-07
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Артём Попов (artfwo)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-07
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Artem Popov (artfwo) on 2011-03-08
Changed in unity:
assignee: Артём Попов (artfwo) → nobody
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
tags: added: delta-with-3d
Friik (slash-m3) on 2011-03-17
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Friik (slash-m3)
Friik (slash-m3) on 2011-03-17
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Friik (slash-m3) on 2011-03-18
Changed in unity:
assignee: Friik (slash-m3) → nobody
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-24
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.8-0ubuntu1

unity (3.6.8-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
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      (LP: #694699)
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      (LP: #692823)
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      Natty (LP: #729827)
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      dc++.desktop/type": `+' is an invalid character in key/directory names
      (LP: #737016)
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      (LP: #723877)
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      (LP: #723878)
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    - Launcher does not respond to changes in icon theme (LP: #605475)
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      Also introduce subtle fade in effect. (LP: #739567)
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      (LP: #740907)
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    - The Unity P...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Gerry Boland (gerboland) wrote :

I cannot reproduce this in Unity2D Oneiric. Drag & drop of a file onto the Trash works fine, the Launcher stays revealed when hitting the left of the screen.

Albert Astals Cid (aacid) wrote :

Works for me too on Unity2d Precise, please reopen the bug if it still fails for you

Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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