Ubuntu – 16.10 – dragging a file/folder onto another folder no longer opens the target folder

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Ubuntu 16.10. I just noticed a new behaviour, and I'm wondering when/why this has changed.

before: when dragging a file/folder onto another folder icon, the target folder used to open to display its contents, at which point you could release the original file/folder wherever you'd like.

now: when dragging a file/folder onto another folder icon, the target folder now just changes its icon to a partially open folder icon.

When/why did that change? Is the "before" behaviour from 16.04?"

Best Answer

Gnome came to their senses & in a rare occurrence made it an option, (hidden), the default is false. Can be changed in dconf-editor or thru gsettings.

Reference for ubuntu - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-settings/+bug/1532370

From cli

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences open-folder-on-dnd-hover true

In new dconf-editor, click on value to pop up edit box, ect. ect.

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