Hard to drag an app out of a folder
Testing GNOME 3.37.90 with a Fedora 33 development snapshot (in a VM), I've had a variety of problems with app drag and drop and app folders. These issues combined to produce a state where I struggled to figure out how to successfully drag a launcher out of a folder (as in, it took me 8 or 9 attempts to do it successfully).
- If you drag a launcher out of a folder and immediately release, the drag is aborted an the folder closes.
- The main issue here is that the folder shouldn't close - if the user releases the app before the timeout has been reached, they are essentially aborting the operation, and should be returned to the original state (folder open).
- The app launcher should ideally be shown to move back to its original position, rather than disappearing and reappearing. (Is this lack of animation is due to testing in a VM?)
- Dragging the launcher out of the folder, there's a timeout before the folder hides and you can drop the app on the grid below. In my testing the timeout felt long, and I was tending to abandon the operation before it was reached. Ideas here:
- Consider reducing the timeout.
- Consider some subtle visual feedback when the app is being dragged outside the folder, to communicate that the user is on the right track. I know this isn't typical on mobile but on a desktop the expectations might be a bit different.
- It's easy to accidentally trigger page turns inside the folder, which is distracting.
In general, it just seemed a bit buggy and inconsistent. In some cases the folder would immediately hide as soon as I initiated the drag. In others, dragging the app caused the grid below to rearrange, making me think that I could drop the app on the grid, when I couldn't. Unfortunately it's hard to reproduce these issues.