Folder contents not listed when drag&dropped onto Firefox dock icon

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Firefox
Shell Integration
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minor
10 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: elmimmo, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; es-ES; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080311 Firefox/2.0.0.13
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; es-ES; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080311 Firefox/2.0.0.13

Dragging a folder from the Finder and dropping it into the Dock's or Finder's Firefox icon does nothing.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In the Finder, drag and hold a folder
2. Drop the folder either on Firefox's icon in the Dock or Firefox's icon in the Finder.
Actual Results:  
Firefox becomes the active application, but no new window or tab displaying that folder's contents is displayed.

Expected Results:  
Firefox should open a new window or tab displaying a list of the contents of that folder.

Firefox, though, will displayed the contents of a folder, when such a folder is drag&dropped not onto the icon, but onto an existing Firefox window, or when using a terminal command similar to the metaphor of drag&drop, such as <code>open -a Firefox /Users/</code>.
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Comment 1

10 years ago
By the way, host computer running Mac OS X 10.4.11

Comment 2

10 years ago
Firefox trunk on Mac OS X 10.4 doesn't even accept the drag.  (The dock icon doesn't become dark when I drag the folder over it, and Firefox does not become the active application when I release the dragged folder.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → OS Integration
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: general → os.integration
Summary: Folder contents not listed when drag&dropped onto Firefox icon → Folder contents not listed when drag&dropped onto Firefox dock icon
(Reporter)

Comment 3

10 years ago
Oops, true. Has become natural (ie. non-concious) to force trying opening foreign file-types by command+alt+drag&drop.
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Comment 4

10 years ago
Would change the description, I just cannot find a way to edit it.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In the Finder, drag and hold a folder
2. Press and hold Command+Option to force Firefox accept the drop.
3. Drop the folder either on Firefox's icon in the Dock or Firefox's icon in
the Finder.

or, using Launchbar (3rd party app from <http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/>)

1. Trigger Launchbar and type a shortcut that returns a folder
2. Press Tab to force an "Open with" action.
3. Type a shortcut that returns Firefox
4. Press the Enter key

Comment 5

10 years ago
Cmd+Alt+Drag ... neat trick ;)  If I do that with Firefox trunk, I get a folder listing.  So the only remaining problem is that Firefox thinks it can't handle folders and you have you use Cmd+Alt.
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Comment 6

10 years ago
Sorry about not knowing the jargon… Does "Firefox trunk" mean something beyond the latest official release (which is what I think to be running)? Because on 2.0.0.13 I am not getting the folder listing by Cmd+Alt+Drag&Drop, just what I described: activates Firefox as front-most app, but no listing is retuned.

Comment 7

10 years ago
The trunk is where active development is happening, currently for Firefox 3.  Try Firefox 3 Beta 5, for example.
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