Open Bug 205754 Opened 18 years ago Updated 5 months ago
Need preference to disable drag/drop of selected text
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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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
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.
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Assignee: general → nobody
Component: General → Drag and Drop
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: general → drag-drop
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Severity: normal → S4
Priority: -- → P5
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