Open Bug 205754 Opened 18 years ago Updated 5 months ago

Need preference to disable drag/drop of selected text.


(Core :: DOM: Copy & Paste and Drag & Drop, enhancement, P5)






(Reporter: robertlaferla, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030514
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030514

When you are composing/editing a message, you can inadvertently move text with
the mouse unintentionally.  It is most annoying.  Need option to "Disable
drag/drop of text" in Preferences->Composer.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Compose a new message.
2.  Type a few sentences.
3.  Select one of the sentences.
4.  Click and hold mouse button and drag text around.

NOTE:  The problem is that while you are editing you may do this unintentionally...

Actual Results:  
Text is moved.

Expected Results:  
It did what it should BUT there should be an option to disable this
functionality in the Preferences->Composer menu.
future, helpwanted

Robert La Ferla--you can always do "undo" to get back to previous state when you
accidentally move or drop data in wrong location.
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: helpwanted
Target Milestone: --- → Future
I am fully aware of "undo".  That's not my point.  If you look at Microsoft
Office, for example, they have this same drag/drop text feature as an option. 
This is because some people like it and others do not.  I personally do not like
it and it just gets in my way.  Too often, I go to select some text and
accidently move it.  I would like to disable this feature.  However, I can see
why some other people may want to use it so I think it's best left as an option.
please add this feature!!  

the current drag/drop settings prevent me from selecting text inside of an
existing selection, which i have a habit of doing frequently!  i personally
prefer that my computer not inhibit my style of text editing...
--> severity: enhancement
Severity: normal → enhancement
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
the option to disable selected D&D would likely have to apply to the entire product (which I can't imagine happening), composer is html editor, so -> General

Andrew? would involve core (editor)?
Assignee: composer → general
Component: Composer → General
QA Contact: chrispetersen → general
how different is this from bug 152080?
(In reply to comment #6)
> how different is this from bug 152080?

tempting dupe - it would probably resolve his issue. But I think bug 152080 is more far reaching.  

IMO the bug should not have been confirmed.   no dupes, no cc, no votes.
Keywords: helpwanted
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Assignee: general → nobody
Component: General → Drag and Drop
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: general → drag-drop
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Bulk-downgrade of unassigned, >=5 years untouched DOM/Storage bugs' priority.

If you have reason to believe this is wrong (especially for the severity), please write a comment and ni :jstutte.

Severity: normal → S4
Priority: -- → P5
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