GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 306413
Unable to drop a file into a folder full of sub-folders in List View without dropping into one of them
Last modified: 2005-06-03 20:57:26 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
It is always trying to drop it into a sub-folder.
Some way of dropping into the current folder.
Does this happen every time?
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.
Created attachment 47213 [details]
Screenshot showing a guilty folder.
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 94618 ***