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    Default copy file downloaded to desktop to folder

    If I download a file to the desktop, it becomes 'iconized', which means I cannot drag this file to a folder in Dolphin. This is incredibly annoying. How can I get this file to the folder?

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    Default Re: copy file downloaded to desktop to folder

    mv ~/Desktop/my-file ~/my-folder
    [and then change the downloader (Firefox?) to point into my-folder, for future downloads.]

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    Default Re: copy file downloaded to desktop to folder

    Is it the case that anything on the desktop is an icon?
    (It looks that way to me).
    If one drags a file from a folder to the desktop, and then attempts to drag it back, it cannot be done. This seems really counterintuitive and just plain bad design.

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    Robert Smits NNTP User

    Default Re: copy file downloaded to desktop to folder

    allelopath wrote:

    >
    > If I download a file to the desktop, it becomes 'iconized', which means
    > I cannot drag this file to a folder in Dolphin. This is incredibly
    > annoying. How can I get this file to the folder?


    I assume you have a Gnome desktop.

    All I can say is this behaviour does not happen using KDE 3.5.9

    It's not a problem to drag any file to or from the desktop.
    --
    bob@rsmits.ca (Robert Smits, Ladysmith BC)

    "I'm not one of those who think Bill Gates is the devil. I simply suspect
    that if Microsoft ever met up with the devil, it wouldn't need an
    interpreter." - Nicholas Petreley


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