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Not possible to alt-tab during a drag-and-drop operation


Description Olivier Robert 2009-07-17 15:03:22 CEST
In some windows manager, it is possible to cycle windows (atl-tab)/virtual desktops while performing a drag and drop. This functionality is extremely useful to move a file from a file manager to another for example.

The feature is lacking in Gnome/Metacity as well and a bug report has been filled for that. See:
The reason I quote this bug is that a patch (at least a hack) has been submited.
"Unfortunatly" the patch is for metacity, not for gtk, so we cannot directly benefit from it in xfce. However the diagnosis and the modification made to the code are perhaps transposable to xfce.
Comment 1 Julien [nodiscc] editbugs 2011-02-26 19:12:43 CET
Confirming this bug with xfwm 4.6.2-1
Comment 2 dvwiz 2012-06-12 04:34:18 CEST
Confirming this bug with xfwm 4.8.3-1
Comment 3 emanuele 2013-10-29 10:21:08 CET
Confirming this bug with xfwm 4.10.1-2
Comment 4 emanuele 2013-10-29 10:25:39 CET
Verified that drag & drop when changing dekstop (Ctrl Alt Arrow) works
Comment 5 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 11:41:53 CEST
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Bug #5578

Reported by:
Olivier Robert
Reported on: 2009-07-17
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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