drag and drop of tabs lost a lot of functionality




10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: martin, Unassigned)


3.5 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; cs; rv:1.9.1b4) Gecko/20090423 Firefox/3.5b4 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; cs; rv:1.9.1b4) Gecko/20090423 Firefox/3.5b4 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

To drag and drop any tab to a desktop/text field to create a link was possible in Fx 3.0, then the feature got lost in 3.1b1 (dragging anywhere outside caused a new window to open) to be restored in 3.1b2 and remain in 3.1b3, and finally, now with 3.5b4, it's gone again. 

Reproducible: Always
I tested this with the latest trunk build on Windows XP and indeed, it creates a new window (Bug 475066).
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch

Comment 2

10 years ago
Well, Ria Klaassen confirmed this behavior, which is definitely wrong, and that's why the status of this bug was changed to UNCONFIRMED?

I'd really like to see the lost functionality back, because dragging a tab to create a link or to send a link via text field (e.g. in IM client) is really useful...

Comment 3

10 years ago
Because this is the expected behaviour from bug 475066 (see comment #1), this bug is almost certainly WONTFIX (although that is not for me to say). The new detach tab functionality has been changed a few times during the beta cycle but is probably now near its designed state.

To save a shortcut you can drag the favicon from the location bar to the desktop; To drag the URL from the navigation bar is bug 478070.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Well, I know about the favicon, but it's a lot smaller than the tab and therefore less comfortable.

What about this proposed solution: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=497841#c2

This seems very reasonable to me, as it would keep both functions. :-)
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Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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