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Old 09-07-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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drag n drop and file managers


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.

Old 09-08-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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It depends on the involved applications (both of them), and I think that you really have no control over that.

You might have some luck with newer versions of vlc which are based on qt4 and might have a better compatibility in that regard. Older versions GUI are based on wxwidgets.
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Thanks a lot. Indeed, building the newest vlc from source fixed my problem.



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