Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244946
Opening URL links doesn't always work, (problem with drag&drop and sometimes with double click)
Last modified: 2008-12-12 05:55:00 EST
Description of problem:
If I grab the URL input line in firefox and drags it to the desktop link
is created on the desktop that opens the URL in firefox when duble clicked.
The problem is that if you can drag the URL from firefox to the desktop,
most users would expect that you could drag the desktop link to firefox
and have the URL open, just as if it was double clicked.
Unfortunately this doesn't happen. Instead I get a dialog asking me if I want to
open it using the text editor.
Another problem is that double clicking on the URL link icon on the Desktop have
no effect unless firefox is allready up and running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Drag URL from firefox to desktop
2. Drag the URL link from 1) back into the firefox browser window.
A dialog asking me to open with text editor
The URL opening the corresponding site in the firefox window.
Double clicking on the URL link on the desktop have no effect if firefox
is not allready running.
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test Firefox 3,
available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html or now shipping
as the default in Fedora rawhide and provide feedback as to whether it still
exists so we can file a ticket upstream to try to fix it in Firefox 3 before it
Actually, firefox 3 doesn't work at all in the current incarnation of rawhide.
But I'l let you know as soon as I can get it to start.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
(In reply to comment #3)
> Actually, firefox 3 doesn't work at all in the current incarnation of rawhide.
> But I'l let you know as soon as I can get it to start.
I have now tested it in the released version of Fedora 9. It almost works.
Firefox starts, and displays the page most of the time.
However, there still seem to be som problems with cgi generated pages like this
one. E.g. if I drag this bugzilla bug page to the desktop and then use the link
to open the page, the bugid somehow gets lost.
URL D&D from bugzilla works for me fine in firefox 3.1 beta 2 (the current rawhide). Please reopen if you have trouble with this version...