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Hello, I've been trying out different file managers for linux, and I've run into a snag: Dragging and dropping files to applications doesn't seem to work, except with nautilus. Now ...
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    [SOLVED] file managers and drag n drop


    Hello,

    I've been trying out different file managers for linux, and I've run into a snag:
    Dragging and dropping files to applications doesn't seem to work, except with nautilus. Now I've been told that this is not normal.

    for example, dropping a file from thunar, rox-filer, emelfm2 to vlc player playlist doesn't work. the icon simply floats back to its folder. If I use nautilus it works fine. Any ideas how to fix this?

    btw, I'm running yellow dog linux on a ps3.

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    I've grown quite fond of Xfe. It allows for dragging files into Xmms. I don't know if it will work with what you're wanting to do but it might be worth a look.
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    Thanks for the answer. I've tried xfe and it is indeed nice.

    Anyways, I've solved my problem, building the latest vlc from source fixed drag n drop to the playlist.

    Cheers,
    Alex

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