View Full Version : [xubuntu] Change Default File Drag and Drop Behavior

October 20th, 2011, 04:46 PM
I noticed when switching to Xubuntu, the default behavior for dragging a file was to copy the file instead of moving. Yes, I know that you can right-click drag or shift drag to accomplish this, but I'd like to know how to change the default behavior to move the file instead of copying.

Any ideas? Perhaps buried in some config file?


- Matt

[EDIT] I just noticed it seems to only copy by default when going to or from the desktop. If I have two folders open and drag and drop between them, it moves the file by default, not copies. So far it appears to be isolated to the desktop, if that helps.

July 2nd, 2012, 01:20 AM
Hey friend,

Old thread, but I'm trying to solve this issue as well. According to this http://linux.about.com/od/xubuntu_doc/a/xubudg07t04.htm page, the copy and move is simply xubuntu's default behavior (and I haven't found any way to change it). You can move without copying by dragging with a right rather than left click, though.