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jaugustine (07-16-17, 04:16 PM)
Hi,

I am learning about the Linux OS via "AntiX" 16.2.. Note: I also
installed AntiX on a spare HD. Using that HD, I downloaded a
file off the Internet (into "Downloads" folder).

I plugged in a USB flash (thumb) drive. I wanted to copy the
file I just downloaded onto the USB flash drive.

I used the "drag & drop" method after I opened the "Downloads"
folder and the "Media" Lexar (flash drive).

When I "dropped" the file icon into the Lexar window, I was
presented a choice to either "Copy" or "Move" (very nice!!) the
file. I selected "Copy".

ODD THING:

I did not see any activity sign on the screen that the file (21MB) was
being copied onto the flash drive!!!!!! However, looking at the flash drive,
I saw it flashing (activity). After it stopped flashing, I did not see the
file icon appear in the Lexar window!!!!!! Note: It did appear after I
closed the Media window and re-opened it.

Does anyone know of a setting I should make in order to see a Copy
activity in progress on the computer screen?

Thank You in advance, John
J.O. Aho (07-16-17, 09:40 PM)
On 07/16/17 16:16, jaugustine wrote:

> I used the "drag & drop" method after I opened the "Downloads"
> folder and the "Media" Lexar (flash drive).
> When I "dropped" the file icon into the Lexar window, I was
> presented a choice to either "Copy" or "Move" (very nice!!) the
> file. I selected "Copy".
> I did not see any activity sign on the screen that the file (21MB) was
> being copied onto the flash drive!!!!!! However, looking at the flash drive,
> I saw it flashing (activity). After it stopped flashing, I did not see the
> file icon appear in the Lexar window!!!!!! Note: It did appear after I
> closed the Media window and re-opened it.


Depending on your file explorer you may try to hit F5 to reload the
content of the current directory.

> Does anyone know of a setting I should make in order to see a Copy
> activity in progress on the computer screen?


Much depends on the window manager/desktop environment you are using,
for example in KDE you will see a progress indicator in your tray area.

I think Gnome3 has something similar, but I haven't used that
environment since they got everything wrong with Gnome2.

Without knowing what desktop environment/window manager you use, it's
difficult to help you.
jaugustine (07-20-17, 12:39 PM)
>> I used the "drag & drop" method after I opened the "Downloads"
>Depending on your file explorer you may try to hit F5 to reload the
>content of the current directory.
>Much depends on the window manager/desktop environment you are using,
>for example in KDE you will see a progress indicator in your tray area.
>I think Gnome3 has something similar, but I haven't used that
>environment since they got everything wrong with Gnome2.
>Without knowing what desktop environment/window manager you use, it's
>difficult to help you.


Hi,
UPDATE:

I tried the procedure again, but this time when I plugged in the USB flash
drive, I did NOT close the window that popped up with the contents on
the flash drive.

I had NO problem with the drag and drop procedure and I saw the
file icon appear in the flash drive window when the copy was finished.

John
Jimmy Johnson (10-18-17, 11:17 AM)
On 07/20/2017 03:39 AM, jaugustine wrote:
> Hi,
> UPDATE:
> I tried the procedure again, but this time when I plugged in the USB flash
> drive, I did NOT close the window that popped up with the contents on
> the flash drive.
> I had NO problem with the drag and drop procedure and I saw the
> file icon appear in the flash drive window when the copy was finished.
> John


John the AntiX forum is one of the oldest and good people will be glad
to help you and give you tips, fix and build packages for you too.
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