Shell toolkit needs better clipboard API
When desktop icons rendering was moved from Nautilus to gnome-shell extension, change in Nautilus code was made to make possible copying between Nautilus and desktop icons rendered by gnome-shell extension. That change created problem for majority of Nautilus users: now it's impossible to just copy file and paste its path to gedit or terminal.
Change in Nautilus was made because shell toolkit lacks some needed features in clipboard API. I didn't found separate issue for this, so here it is. ;) As I'm not shell dev, I can't describe exactly what changes are needed. My ask is: gnome-shell needs some clipboard API changes to make possible revert of nautilus@cb44eb32 in Nautilus while keeping desktop icons extension working.
** Please look here for details: nautilus#634 **
Feel free to suggest better title for this issue.