From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.0rc1) Gecko/20020417 BuildID: 2002041711 Dragging an image to the desktop or other app results in the URL rather than the image being dropped. This is inconsistent with Netscape, IE and every other browser I've used. The only way to save an image is the right-click Save as menu... At the very least, there should be a preference on Mac OS 9 and X to use a drag and drop image behaviour instead. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Drag an image from a browser window to desktop or other app 2. See URL or Internet Location Document be dropped instead of image. 3. Expected Results: I expect the image itself to be dropped to where I drag it, not the URL to it.
This bothers me as well. I agree that it's contrary to expected browser behaviour, as illustrated in iCab, IE, Netscape 4, etc. I tried holding various modifier keys during the drag & drop sequence (such as option, which gives me a nice "+" sign), to no avail... Personally, I like & recommend iCab's behaviour: Dragging an image saves the image. Dragging an image with the command key down saves the destination URL (if there's a link). Dragging an image with with the option key down saves the contents of the destination URL (if there's a link). Those rules work interchangeably with text elements. Other browsers may use them as well.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 97413 ***