Dragging files from ftp-site to the explorer does not download the file, only creates a link

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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Core
Drag and Drop
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enhancement
RESOLVED INACTIVE
16 years ago
a day ago

People

(Reporter: Björn Andersson, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 2000
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Description

16 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020311
BuildID:    2002031104

Dragging a file from Internet Explorer to the file explorer downloads the file
and places the actual file in the directory dragged to.

From Mozilla, only a web-link is placed in the directory dragged to.

This behaviour in Internet Explorer is very useful, and is currently one of the
last reasons I have not switched over from IE entierly.




Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to an ftp-site
2. Drag a file from an ftp-dir to a directory in the File explorer


Actual Results:  A web link is created in the directory dragged to.

Expected Results:  Download the file, and place it in the directory.

Not sure if this only works in IE due to the integration between the apps, but
if it is possible to mimic the same behaviour from Mozilla it would be very useful.

Comment 1

16 years ago
setting status to New
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

16 years ago
nominating for Buffy
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 3

16 years ago
qa contact -> pmac
QA Contact: tpreston → pmac

Comment 4

16 years ago
nsbeta1- per the nav triage team.

Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-

Comment 5

16 years ago
I've figured out a temporary workaround as follows:

Step 1) Turn off Moz's handling of FTP (Prefs->Advanced->System)
Step 2) Edit the registry entry for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT such that
        a) shell:open:command => explorer.exe "%1"
        b) delete (or rename) the shell:open:ddeexec key.

This way, the ftp sites I use frequently are handled by explorer (I have 
these as explorer 'favourites') and the rest by moz.
Assignee: bross2 → nobody
QA Contact: pmac
QA Contact: drag-drop

Comment 6

a day ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a day ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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