In Ubuntu 20.04 LTS the behavior of the desktop is different than it was in 18.04. Specifically:
- Drag and drop of files or directories doesn’t work from the desktop but does work in other locations. For example, dragging a JPG into a Gmail message. Instead I have to attach the file from within the Gmail app.
- I can’t open a new file from Templates unless I first create a folder on the Desktop. I can then open a template within the new folder.
- I can’t use the “Del” key to delete a file from the Desktop, have to right click it and move it to trash from the pop-up menu.
Maybe these are features designed to make the Desktop a safer environment, for example, less prone to accidental deletions. Or maybe there’s some technical reason that these things don’t work because of other changes in 20.04. Or maybe they’re just bugs.
I’ve been unable to find anything to clarify these questions. Has anyone heard anything about this?