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Old 12-02-2017, 10:14 AM   #1
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How to disable drag and drop in Files


Hi,

I'm on a refurbished laptop and the touchpad has gone iffy! Whilst two finger scrolling I keep dragging directories into directories accidentally.


The OS is Fedora 26 and the program is Files (soooo hard to search for!!!)

Is there any way to disable the drag and drop behaviour, (I would still require cut and paste shortcuts though)

Many thanks
 
Old 12-03-2017, 05:04 AM   #2
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the program name is not Files; i'm guessing you're using the gnome desktop, so it could be nemo or nautilus.

it might be possible to disable d'n'd completely with some gconf commands, but really i doubt it.

would disabling tap-to-click be possible?
you can try it with synclient (assuming your touchpad is synaptic compatible).
for starters, just enter
Code:
synclient
in a terminal and show us the output.
 
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Hey, thanks, was just a frustrated day, still an issue but no worries...

Code:
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

As for Files / Nautilus, I now remember reading this wiki before...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Files
 
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OK, so whatever I installed to get synclient... on reboot had lost tap ability and various options in "Mouse & Touchpad" manager.

Quick solution to get touchpad taps back was:
Code:
synclient TapButton1=1
 
  


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