By default, it is impossible to get "ask what to do" drag and drop because alt-drag moves windows

Asked by peridot on 2006-09-15

In a default installation of Dapper Drake, trying to get "ask what you want" drag and drop requires you to alt-drag. However, alt-drag is set to move windows.

Personally, I prefer "ask what you want" as the default action on drag-and-drop, but it would be nice to at least be able to do it. Perhaps meta-drag?

I would prefer to keep alt-actions as window manager, panel, or otherwise global bindings. However, this problem can be worked around, once the user figures out what is going on, by changing the modifier key for moving windows (to what? meta?)

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This sounds like a feature or bug issue. You might try logging a bug at and close this ticket.

Jim Jones

peridot (peridot-faceted) said : #2

Okay, thanks. I wasn't sure what package to attach it to so I just filed it.