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Bug 306413 - Unable to drop a file into a folder full of sub-folders in List View without dropping into one of them
Unable to drop a file into a folder full of sub-folders in List View without ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 94618
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: Views: List View
Other All
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-03 20:45 UTC by Alexander “weej” Jones
Modified: 2005-06-03 20:57 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.7/2.8

Screenshot showing a guilty folder. (533.15 KB, image/png)
2005-06-03 20:49 UTC, Alexander “weej” Jones

Description Alexander “weej” Jones 2005-06-03 20:45:52 UTC
Please describe the problem:
I think that's pretty much it.

If the list of folder items is so large it causes the window to scroll, there is
no white empty space at the bottom of the view to drop files into. Therefore you
HAVE to drop it into one of the sub-folders!

Steps to reproduce:
1. Fill a new folder with empty subfolders so that your window view scrolls
2. Attempt to drop a file into the folder

Actual results:
It is always trying to drop it into a sub-folder.

Expected results:
Some way of dropping into the current folder.

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
The one and only place you can achieve what you want is to drop it onto the list
view column headers. This doesn't make sense and is unintuitive.

Perhaps as a temporary, but sick workaround we could automatically append an
empty list item to the list view that allows you to drop files into the current
directory, ".", for example.

Windows does not suffer the same problem, as you actually have to drop the file
onto the folder icon or the folder name for it to drop it inside. If you try and
drop it onto the date / file type description or any other area it drops it into
the current directory.
Comment 1 Alexander “weej” Jones 2005-06-03 20:49:17 UTC
Created attachment 47213 [details]
Screenshot showing a guilty folder.
Comment 2 Christian Neumair 2005-06-03 20:57:26 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into
our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find. 

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 94618 ***