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[Bug 1301083] Re: Drag and Drop File Auto Opens Folders


This is an extremely annoying problem! The default should be to NOT
automatically open folders during drag-and-drop. How about letting the
user decide how long to hover before opening the folder? Give people an
option at least.

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  Drag and Drop File Auto Opens Folders

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Bug description:
  When dragging and dropping a file, if the mouse hovers over a folder
  for a split second, the folder opens.

  This behaviour is quite jarring.  Whether or not you intended to drop
  into that folder, you may not have intended to open that folder.

  The hover time can't be set.  And the behaviour can't be disabled.

  It's a very significant usability issue for Ubuntu 13.10.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  Package: nautilus 1:3.8.2-0ubuntu2.2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-18.32-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-18-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Apr  1 20:21:16 2014
   b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'1144x859+1331+77'"
   b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'sidebar-width' b'140'
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-18 (14 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131017)
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no username)
  SourcePackage: nautilus
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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