support drag & drop text to dock icon for search

NEW
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Firefox
Shell Integration
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enhancement
11 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Chris Bitmead, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3

Safari allows you drag a highlighted snippet of text from any app onto the Safari icon, which causes it to do a search and show the results. It is desirable that Firefox follow the behavior of many Mac apps in allowing drag/drop of text onto the doc icon.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Highlight some text
2. Drag to Firefox icon

Actual Results:  
Nothing happens

Expected Results:  
opens firefox with search results for text
Confirming as a valid RFE.
Component: General → Search
QA Contact: general → search
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Nice to have, not super necessary.
Priority: -- → P4
Hardware: PowerPC → All
Summary: Missing feature drag drop text to dock icon for search → support drag & drop text to dock icon for search
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Component: Search → Shell Integration
Priority: P4 → --
QA Contact: search → shell.integration
Target Milestone: Future → ---
There isn't any code to handle drag and drop in shell integration. It should be possible for the Search component to add the data flavours as they are supported today so moving back to Search.
Component: Shell Integration → Search
QA Contact: shell.integration → search
(In reply to comment #3)
> There isn't any code to handle drag and drop in shell integration. It should be
> possible for the Search component to add the data flavours as they are
> supported today so moving back to Search.

There's no flavor for the search component to add.
This requires twiddling bits in Firefox's plist and adding native code for OS X to call into. This is akin to the -search commandline flag and is supposed to work even when the app is closed.
Component: Search → Shell Integration
QA Contact: search → shell.integration
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