Moving dragged file with left mouse, how?

I don't know if it is a bug or not, but it is very annoying:

If i drag & drop a file from DO to Desktop or to Windows Explorer with the left mouse button, it always does copy instead of move the file. How can i set to truely move with the left mouse like moving file system in the windows explorer?

As far as I know - Opus behaves exactly the same as explorer in this regard. I.E:

d-n-d to a folder on the 'same' logical drive 'moves' the file.
d-n-d to a folder on a 'different' logical drive 'copies' the file.

This behavior is a result of the Opus command 'copy movewhensame' that ~should~ be defined for your 'drop' event for 'All files and folders'. Either way - if you absolutely ALWAYS want left mouse d-n-d to MOVE files and folders, then goto Settings->File Types->All files and folders and click the Edit button. On the Events tab, double click on the drop item you see there and make the command copy move.


But remember that drop events are handled by the program you drop on, not the one you drag from, so when you drop a file on Explorer or a view within Opus that's provided by Explorer (e.g. Desktop) then it will still follow Explorer's rules.

Hi all,

Thank you for your Tip. I followed your suggestion but it does work only one way (from Explorer to Opus OK, but from Opus to Explorer Not). I have only one partition C:\ and files should be moved and not copied.

I make a test and can confirm this on my system:

  • drag-and-drop from Explorer to Opus, then it follows the Opus rules (file is moved)
  • drag-and-drop from Opus to Explorer, then it follows the Explorer rules (file is copied)

Also, i have tested other Files Managers:

  • Total Commander and few other have the same problem too.

  • xplorer¬≤ is working perfect. It can handle file moving exactly like Windows Explorer: Drag-and-drop to and Drag-and-drop back, in- and outsite the program environment without any problem.

Feature Request:
It would be great that developer could add a optional feature like this.