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drag bookmark/history item to recycle bin/trash should move it there




Drag and Drop
17 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug)


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17 years ago
Bookmarks and history should delete items when dragging to the recycle bin 
(Windows) or trash (Mac).  This bug says "future me".

UI questions:

- Should this be generalize to include all trees, such as the ones in mail?  
(Do trees know what it means to "delete" an item or is that handled by 
bookmarks, history, and mail separately?)

- Should an item actually be placed in the recycle bin?  We already have the 
ability to drag bookmarks to the desktop (creating .url files), so creating the 
files shouldn't be hard, but allowing the items to be "restored" from the 
recycle bin may be difficult.  Mail message can't yet be dragged to the desktop.

- Should bookmarks deleted with the delete key also go to the recycle bin?  
History items should just die when hitting delete, and mail messages are taken 
care of by mail's trash folders.  What happens and should happen to mail 
folders when they're dragged to the recycle bin?

Comment 1

17 years ago
(I filed this bug because mpt brought it up in bug 68538.)

Comment 2

17 years ago
updating to new owner. sorry for the spam.
Assignee: hangas → mpt

Comment 3

16 years ago
I assume this is blocked by bug 76629? Also, bug 91540 is probably a dupe of
this, more general bug.

Gnome (and KDE?) has a trash bin, and it would be nifty if dragging items to it
deleted them. Given that Gnome is going to become the official desktop for
Solaris, and is used as a desktop for Linux, FreeBSD and others, shouldn't this
bug be: Platform -> All, OS -> All?

Lastly, it might be useful if this worked for mail messages.


16 years ago
Depends on: 76629

Comment 4

16 years ago
*** Bug 91540 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5

16 years ago
*** Bug 120677 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

16 years ago
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 7

15 years ago
Dragging something to the Trash/Recycle Bin should *never* delete it outright, 
because that's not how the Trash/Recycle Bin works. Instead, dragging there 
should move the item (e.g. the e-mail message) inside the Trash, such that Put 
Away/Restore from within the file manager works as expected (e.g. returns the 
item to the bookmarks/history/whatever). If that isn't (or can't be) 
implemented for a particular type of object, dragging to the Trash should do 
nothing at all.

This means that it can't be implemented generically by aliasing it to the 
delete-from-tree function (you need to implement creation of the particular 
kind of object as a file inside the Trash), so I guess this will get marked 
invalid because it's more than one bug per report.

--> XP Apps: Drag and Drop
Assignee: mpt → blaker
Component: User Interface Design → XP Apps: Drag and Drop
QA Contact: mpt → tpreston
Summary: drag bookmark/history item to recycle bin/trash should delete item → drag bookmark/history item to recycle bin/trash should move it there

Comment 8

15 years ago
qa contact -> pmac
QA Contact: tpreston → pmac
Assignee: bross2 → nobody
QA Contact: pmac
QA Contact: drag-drop


6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 101111
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