Drag and drop to browser from Nautilus/Thunar SSH connection

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Drag and drop to browser from Nautilus/Thunar SSH connection

Postby Evermind » 2019-12-12 08:40


I cannot use drag and drop functionality to Firefox (e.g. Gmail) from Nautilus/Thunar etc. when the file is located on a remote server.

I have made the connection using SFTP. Drag and drop from the server folder to any local folder works just fine. However, when trying to drag and drop to Firefox it only seem to paste the link, not the file itself.

Drag and drop from a local folder to Firefox works just fine.

I have tested this on a number of distros and so far the problem can be seen on Debian 10, Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon and Linux Mint 18.3 (KDE, XFCE and Cinnamon).

On Ubuntu 18.04, CentOS 7 and 8 and Solus it works to drag and drop from the remote folder.

Obviously I can just copy the file to a local folder and then drag it to Firefox, but this is annoying and if there is a fix I'd rather fix it.

Any input would be most appreciated :)
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