drag within link should act like click (follow link)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Drag and Drop
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Unassigned)

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Description

15 years ago
If a drag motion stays within a link, it should be interpreted as a click on the
link.  This would reduce a common problem where you think you've clicked a link,
but you notice that the browser isn't loading anything, and you have to click again.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Mouse down within a link.
2. Move the cursor 5 or more pixels *without leaving the link*.
3. Mouse up.

Result: At step 2, "hand" cursor changed to "no drop" cursor.  At step 3,
nothing happened, but the cursor went back to "hand".

Expected: At step 2, "hand" cursor should remain.  At step 3, the link should be
followed.

Updated

15 years ago
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Assignee: bross2 → nobody
QA Contact: pmac
QA Contact: drag-drop

Comment 1

8 years ago
Recognizing a click as a click is the job of the operating system. The "move X pixels before detecting a drag"-threshold is a setting in the OS.

WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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