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Re: Drag and Drop with Unity Launcher


Try to move files from nautilus for any other application like banshee or
To accomplish that you will need to put windows side-by-sides and sometimes
it won't be an easy thing to do.

2012/4/24 Marco Kirchberger <marco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Hello community,
> Today I had do some office stuff how writing letter, mails and other
> things. During this work I regonized that the Unity Launcher don't
> support easy tasks how to copy a text per drag and drop from one
> maximised application window to another.
> The only way to do this kind of task is the classic way with copy&past
> or resize the related windows to see both on the desktop and then move
> the selection to the other window. But not only text also pictures and
> all other file types are affected. Try for example to add a picture to a
> mail or document over the Launcher.
> Generally I think its a great idea that the icons in the Launcher are
> not usable if the type of selection which you try to move is not
> supported, but as soon as the application is running and show a window
> the most launcher icons should accept any selected type.
> My Idea.. If you move a selection to a Launcher Icon which currently
> running, Unity should show you all open windows of this application.
> Then you move your selection to the window in which you would add your
> selection.
> Here a small video which shows my workaround via Compiz bindings.
> http://ubuntuone.com/7n27qRxkbLkm1A8XWHgJxN
> The same should be possible via the Unity Launcher icons by default.
> regards,
> Marco
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