Open Bug 1408712 Opened 3 years ago Updated 3 years ago
Links dragged from file system to browser not loading properly in Linux Mint/FF56
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0 Build ID: 20171003170937 Steps to reproduce: Visit a web site. Drag the address in the URL bar (or a link on the web page) to the desktop/file system. This creates a file "Link to (web site...). Now drag that created file/link back into the browser. Actual results: It's not loading the page correctly. The URL bar refers to the site as "file://filesystemlocation/linkname.desktop", none of the images load, and all of the links within the page are pointing to "file:///..." locations. Expected results: It should have opened the web page, the same as if I had opened it from a bookmark. This only started happening when Firefox was upgraded to version 56. Prior versions worked as expected. I'm running Linux Mint 17. Bug report https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1408707 MAY be related, but things work as expected on my Windows 7 system running Firefox 56.0.1.
Component: Untriaged → Drag and Drop
Product: Firefox → Core
What is the contents of the file that is created when dragged out? This bug doesn't seem to occur for me using Ubuntu.
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