From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.6) Gecko/20011120 BuildID: 2001112011 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click-and-hold on a folder in the toolbar. The menu opens. 2. Drag the mouse to the left or right. Actual Results: Nothing happens; the menu remains open. Expected Results: Two options: A) the folder should move within the toolbar. This would be consistent with dragging bookmarks. B) the menu should close as you move the mouse away, and reopen if you move the mouse back. If you move the mouse over another folder, that menu should open. This would be consistent with normal menus. I'm leaning towards option B myself. See bug 32494 for notes about normal menu behavior.
Thanks Chris. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 83214 ***
Bug 83214 says you should be able to move toolbar folders by dragging while holding a modifier key. Without that modifier key, folders should behave like normal menubar menus (option B above). This is not a dup of 32494, which is about normal menubar menus misbehaving. Reopening and changing the summary.
dupe of bug 24690?
Only if 24690 is expanded to include the click-and-hold behavior. Definitely related issues, and probably should be looked at together.
This is unlikely to be fixed at least by default, as the expected behaviour for menus is to allow the user to click and drag down into the popup then release to select a sub-item, which clashes with rearranging, which is why the ability to drag folders around was turned off.
I agree, Ben. Should this be WONTFIX?
As I said above, we're not trying to make click-and-drag move folders; that's covered by bug 83214. However, if you click-and-hold a folder and drag to the side, it is perfectly reasonable for an adjacent folder menu to open. Drag back, and the original folder menu should open. This behavior does not at all get in the way of dragging down to select items. Normal menus in the menu bar behave as I'm describing. Click-and-hold on the File menu, the file menu opens. Drag sideways to the Edit menu, the File menu closes and the Edit menu opens. Drag back to the File menu, Edit closes and File opens. Drag down to an item, it highlights. If you have multiple folders in the toolbar, they should also behave this way.
I have another thing - which might even be another bug. If you open a folder in the toolbar, and you move to the next bookmark - which is NOT a folder, the folder previously opened stays open. Expected: it should close (and maybe re-open when moved back), this is the behaviour I would say is most consistent.
Bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=361027 may be related.
Now on click-and-hold bookmarks folders are dragged, and on single click folder is opened and stay opened until next click, which is consistent, so proposing wontfix here