Drag and Drop

  • Until yesterday's update it was possible to drag and drop Pinterest links directly into the Bookmarks Bar - I'm not sure about other links. This isn't something which has been available for a very long time as the previous procedure involved opening the Link in a new tab, clicking on "Add Bookmark" then finding the Bookmark you wished to Save to and clicking "Save".

    For some reason Vivaldi has regressed to the old system. Is this a known "bug" or deliberate?

    Vivaldi 1.5.658.56 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    Revision ed651c97177b2ac846b27f62bb8efed6dac0f90b
    OS Linux

    Thank you in anticipation of your attention.

  • Moderator

    @BazP - Have you tried dropping them between existing bookmarks? There was a regression fix from an inability to drop them at the end, and maybe that has regressed again.

  • @Ayespy Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, I've tried dragging and dropping anywhere in the Bookmarks sidebar but to no avail. When it was working a couple of days ago as the "drag" move into the "drop" zone a thin blue line appeared where you were going to drop it between bookmarks or, if you were going to drop it onto an existing folder, the whole folder name would become blue as you hovered over it. None of those effects are now apparent.

  • Moderator

    @BazP - Ah. Bookmarks Bar and Bookmarks Sidebar are two entirely different things. The "sidebar" is not a bar, but a panel. The Bookmarks Bar, if you have it on, runs across the top of the browser.

    I guess I will have to log in to Pinterest (which I kind of hate, truth told), to test your difficulty.

  • Moderator

    @BazP - I'm not able to replicate your problem. In the most recent Stable (32-bit, not 64-bit) I am able to drag links from Pinterest into the bookmark panel and into the space between bookmarks on the bookmark bar. In the most recent snapshot, I can also drag them to the end of the bookmark bar.

  • @Ayespy OK and thanks very much for your help. I'm sorry I misled you with regard to the proper teminology for the sidebar. There's no possibility the 32 bit and 64 bit stable versions are different is there - or the Windows and Linux versions? It only began running differently when I did a Linux sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday which is something I do every day to make sure everything is up-to-date and all security downloads have been loaded. I noticed a large Vivaldi upgrade (30-40Mb) was downloaded.

  • Moderator

    @BazP - There is a certainty that the 32-bit and 64-bit versions are at least slightly different. And certain things may affect Linux which don't affect Windows. For a full look-see I will have to fire up Linux. That said, my Linux is 32-bit - so we'll see...

  • Moderator

    Fired up my 32-bit Linux Mint 18 (Sarah), updated my snapshot and installed the stable. Dragging links from Pinterest works in both. You might refresh your profile and see if that helps.

  • @Ayespy Thanks again for your help, I've done a complete profile refresh and the problem still persists.

  • Vivaldi Team

    I just tested on 1.6.688.1 win10 x64
    And i can pull them straight in to the panel.

  • @Steinh Difference might be that you are using Windows. Problem only manifested itself after a Linux update but thanks for your input.

  • Vivaldi Team

    @BazP Just tested again on Ubuntu 16.04 and it works there too. So either it has been fixed or it's something on your end.

  • @Steinh It may be a Mint 17.3 problem. I can drag and drop anything else to the Bookmarks sidebar so I'll see if I can get any guidance from Mint. thanks to all for your assistance.

  • @BazP Just another observation which may or may not be relevant for those who have shown an interest in trying to help me resolve this problem - the Home page of a "Pinner" no longer shows the number of "Boards"; it no longer shows the number of "Pins" and the "Likes" tag (which opened up to show what other "Pins" the "Pinner" had marked) has disappeared altogether although it can be reached by typing "likes" at the end of the Pinners address. I can't believe I'm the only person who uses Pinterest with Vivaldi and Linux Mint so, if it isn't a Vivaldi anomaly, does anybody have any idea where I should look for a solution. Just as a matter of interest I can drag and drop Pinterest links to the Bookmarks sidebar using Firefox.

  • Moderator

    @BazP - that symptom sounds like you are using some kind of content blocking. And Pinterest looks totally normal on my Vivaldi on Mint (Sarah) 18 (as far as I can tell, anyway. I barely use pinterest).


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