[Thunar-dev] Middle click drag to move files

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Apr 25 19:20:10 CEST 2006

anders conbere wrote:
> Something I've always appreciated about Rox was the simplicity by which you
> could preform basic file management tasks.  In many ways Thunar has done a
> great job of achieving these same ends.
> Something I've somewhat been bothered by however is the difficulty in moving
> files.  Which as far as I can tell one can only do by cutting and pasting
> the files from one folder to the next.
> In Rox I would use the middle click and drag function to move my files from
> folder to folder.  This coupled with the folders springing open meant I
> could do most of my file management without ever opening a context menu.
> I'm not sure if this has been suggested yet or thought about, but I haven't
> seen it float by the mailing list.
> Anyways thanks for all the hard work.

Thunar provides the standard GTK mechanims for DnD move, holding down
Shift while moving the files. In addition, you can also use the windows
explorer like right-click drag to open the context menu on the drag target.

>  ~Anders


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