elementary OS 5.0 Juno
Files 4.1.7

Drag on newly copied files doesn't seem to work and have to close and relaunch the Files application to get it back to working.

Steps to reproduce:

Copy a file and paste it anywhere else and try dragging it.

Tried with double tap on touchpad, holding right click and drag.

  • I could not reproduce this with v 4.1.7 using the operations you described and normal files or folders. However, you should not raise this kind of thing here - it is not a question. You should raise bugs at github.com/elementary/files/issues. Apr 12, 2019 at 18:19
  • @JeremyWootten So I figured out it was because I have disabled the single click to open the files/folders and was using double click to open. With this Modification I guess this will not be considered as a bug? Apr 13, 2019 at 10:36
  • Yes, it is still a bug as Files supports both single-click and double-click modes at the moment. However, I could not reproduce with either single or double click mode. Make sure any bug report includes as much detail as possible about any non-default settings for Files, mouse or touchpad, as well as the source and destination folders and filetype. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:40

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I have the same problem but using the right button to drag works (instead of the default left click).

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