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Drag from desktop/nemo to program from window list does not give focus #1819

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Charles-Mejia-Cruz opened this Issue Mar 26, 2013 · 11 comments

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Before (Ubuntu 12.10), if I dragged an item from the desktop or the file manager to a program in the window list (say gedit), that program would gain focus, allowing me to drop the file into the program (if possible).

On Ubuntu 13.04 using 1.7.3-20130326050012-raring_amd64, if I drag a file to the window list and hover over a program (again, gedit), that program does not gain focus, remaining in the background.

It seems to have been working in 1.6.7 on Ubuntu 12.10. Unsure what changes have occurred. The problem is similar to #219, but there hasn't seem to be any changes in the windowlist applet for around 3 months. I also tried using similar window list applets on cinnamon spices, but it all seems to have the same effect - No drag/drop.

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askuhn commented Apr 16, 2013

I made the jump from 1.6.7 to 1.7.4 today (both on Ubuntu 13.04) and this problem was one of the first things I noticed. For example, I can't drag an image from Firefox -> Window List -> Gimp or from the Desktop -> Window List -> Firefox, etc. I hope this bug will be considered as a blocker for release 1.8 because it really does hurt usability (at least for us "drag-and-droppers"). Thanks for looking into it.

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mtwebster commented Apr 16, 2013

This is working fine for me on Mint 14 + 1.7.4

Not sure what may be causing the issue

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askuhn commented Apr 16, 2013

I'll be glad to help with any troubleshooting ideas :)

I don't have any right now, myself. All I do know is that a direct upgrade from 1.6.7 to 1.7.4 on the same Ubuntu 13.04 machine triggered it...

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autarkper commented May 2, 2013

Dragging a file from nemo over the window list works as expected in 1.7.8, but dragging a Firefox tab doesn't. I don't recall whether the latter has ever worked in Cinnamon, but it would be great if it did.

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askuhn commented May 2, 2013

Dragging a file from nemo over the window list works as expected in 1.7.8, but dragging a Firefox tab doesn't.

Still no drag and drop to the window list at all for me in 1.7.8 on ubuntu raring. Nothing from nemo or firefox will focus the application I am dragging to. Not sure what info I can provide to help troubleshoot. I'm using nvidia driver 313.30 if that could even have anything to do with it.

Still having problems here on Ubuntu 13.04 save version as askuhn. I'm on Intel HD 3000, so I don't think it's a graphics problem...

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AlbertJP commented May 6, 2013

@autarkper On Mint 13 Cinnamon 1.6.7 dragging Firefox tab is working.

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AlbertJP commented May 6, 2013

On Mint 14 with Cinnamon 1.6.7 I have neither nemo nor firefox drag working.

Edit; maybe it's a muffin issue. I have different muffin versions on these two computers.

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AlbertJP commented May 6, 2013

It's not purely a Mint 13 vs 14 issue. On Mint 13, cinnamon 1.8.0 + muffin 1.8.0 fails as well.

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AlbertJP commented May 6, 2013

Caused by commit linuxmint/muffin@fca9ce4.

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