MacOS — Dragging a GIF out of firefox and dropping it into iMessage doesn't play

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

()

Core
Drag and Drop
P3
normal
UNCONFIRMED
10 months ago
7 months ago

People

(Reporter: glenmaddern, Unassigned)

Tracking

57 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox55 affected, firefox56 affected, firefox57 affected, firefox58 wontfix, firefox59 affected)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

10 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.12; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Build ID: 20170828100127

Steps to reproduce:

Load up a fine animated GIF like https://masterofallscience.com/video/S01E04/pCMx9J2heTSqJfuxZl9UXl20I0s=.gif

Drag it into an iMessage chat window and send it


Actual results:

It sends a static image, the first frame of the GIF


Expected results:

It should animate. Using Google Chrome drag/drop works (it animates), but copy/paste doesn't (static image, same as firefox). In Safari, both drag/drop and copy paste work (animation preserved).

This feels like a small thing but I'm sure there are other areas where Firefox drag/drop isn't behaving fully "natively" that this might be a good test-case for. Also, this is like 90% of my need for a browser—to find good GIFs and send them at people.

Updated

10 months ago
Component: Untriaged → Drag and Drop
Product: Firefox → Core

Updated

9 months ago
status-firefox55: --- → affected
status-firefox56: --- → affected
status-firefox57: --- → affected
Priority: -- → P3

Updated

7 months ago
status-firefox58: --- → wontfix
status-firefox59: --- → affected
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