Since 3.26 I cannot drag-select files in Nautilus in folders. The rectangle just does not appear. Currently I can select only successive filen in rows.

However, drag-selection works on desktop. How do I return normal selection? Is it a bug or a feature?


Resetting Gnome 3 settings with dconf reset -f / solved the problem. It should have been a bug, not a feature.

Update: it turned out that I had enabled this kind of experimental selection in the settings of Nautilus.

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  • might be worth rounding off your answers with some references and what this command actually does – Journeyman Geek Dec 13 '17 at 2:56

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