User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0a1) Gecko/20120130 Firefox/12.0a1 Build ID: 20120130031142 Steps to reproduce: Firefox 12 allows pasting URL directly in the download manager window to download it (see recent Bug 712421). In addition, drag-and-drop of element of a webpage (images, links etc) to the download manager window is allowed too. But drag-and-drop of URL from the location bar to the download manager window is still not allowed. So allow this action to be consistent with the other possibilities of downloading.
Component: Untriaged → Download Manager
OS: Windows 7 → All
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Version: 12 Branch → Trunk
This works for me. How are you dragging the URL?
My steps: - I select the URL in the location bar (double click or Ctrl+A). - I do a long left click on the highlighted URL to drag it - I drop it into the download manager window BUT I found my error, I have been abused by another bug. In fact, if "http://" URL prefix is hidden (browser.urlbar.trimURLs = true, default value), drag & drop the URL from the location bar to the download manager doesn't work. If browser.urlbar.trimURLs = false, it works like you. But I fail to find the bug number, I'm pretty sure it's already filled.
Ah indeed, protocol stripping breaks this.
Depends on: 670587
Summary: Allow drag-and-drop of URL from the location bar to the download manager window to download it → drag-and-drop of URLs from the location bar to the download manager fail when the protocol has been trimmed
I believe this is fixed by bug 670587 on today's (Aug. 27th) nightly.
Assignee: nobody → gijskruitbosch+bugs
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla34
Yes, it's fixed. Now, HTTP files/webpages are downloaded when the user drops the URL in the Download Panel or the Download Library.
Marking as verified based on Loic's comment 5.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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