0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of moving

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Evan
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0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of moving

Post by Evan » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:03 am

Hello,

When dragging-and-dropping files from the file-folder view, the files are copied -not moved- as is the default behavior in Windows. In Windows file explorer, files that belong to the same volume (partition) are moved with D&D.

(This took me a while to figure out, at first I thought it was a file view refresh bug showing the files in the previous location by mistake... then I thought files were not moved properly etc...)

I recommend to use the familiar Windows behavior, or use an option?

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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by syncodex » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:13 am

I have the same problem. Is there an option in the settings to change this behavior?

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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by Alexview » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:20 pm

Confirmed, me the same problem. Always copy, no move. Icons changes when pressing ctrl druring dragging, but still only copies.

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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by Jou » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:11 pm

Alexview wrote:Confirmed, me the same problem. Always copy, no move. Icons changes when pressing ctrl druring dragging, but still only copies.
That is your fault, because CTRL forces copy, try with explorer. SHIFT forces move, ALT forces creating a shortcut.

Using SHIFT as modifier xnview 0.78 does move the picture, just tested.
From my point of view defaulting to "copy" isn't that bad.
But it is still a valid bug, since the icon when dragging and dropping shows "move", it is the little arrow, instead of "copy", the little plus sign.
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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by harsh » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:08 pm

Jou wrote:But it is still a valid bug, since the icon when dragging and dropping shows "move", it is the little arrow, instead of "copy", the little plus sign.
If you review the Settings->Interface->Mouse, move is the default action for either left or right mouse buttons. Copy doesn't appear to be an option.

This is an bothersome bug if you're using the software to organize pictures.

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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by JMM72 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:53 pm

It is a bug because in previous versions, drag & drop moved, you had to explicitly press CTRL to copy. That has been the behaviour I've had for as long as I remember since I changed XnView to XnView MP. And yes it's a bothersome bug, I hope it's corrected in next version because I can't go back to the previous one, and with the interlaced zoom there are already two things that make MP much less usable than before.

Still a great piece of software.

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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by xnview » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:04 pm

See Issue 805 for current status and details.
Pierre.

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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by Alexview » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:43 pm

xnview wrote:See Issue 805 for current status and details.
Nice, thanks! :D

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Re: 0.78MP [Win]: Drag and drop photos copies instead of mov

Post by helmut » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:04 pm

Works fine for me in v0.84:
- Files are moved when dragging and dropping on same disk
- Files are copied when dragging and dropping on other disk
- Files can always be moved by pressing Shift before dropping
- Files can always be copied by pressing Ctrl before dropping

:arrow: Closed (Please post here in case the problem should occur again.)

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