Drag&Drop is still broken on Linux
just registered to say drag+drop is still broken on linux (so cannot consider using vivaldi as main browser as i have lots of offline files like .html etc).
Every other browser handles dnd of any file type (drag from a file manager, eg thunar/spacefm/pcmanfm, onto the browser).
Looks like a bug as i can dnd by first opening a new tab, then entering a nonsense url into it which gives "site cannot be reached", then dragging a file to vivaldi.
Logged as bug VB-72139
(suspect windows and mac versions also affected)
troypulk last edited by
This appears to work for me.
I have Drag & Droped at least 5 types of files into the browser and they work.
I open Thunar and dragged a html file to the vivaldi browser and it opens in the browser.
So what doesn't work about this?
BoneTone last edited by BoneTone
I believe that in order to drag & drop to open a file you need to drop it onto a normal webpage -- meaning not an internal page, not the speed dial, not a web page that captures drag & drop events like forum pages (as you can use drag & drop to upload an image in your post, for example).
Make sure you drop it in some normal part of the page, not on the tab, not on the title bar, etc. I had a website that I knew worked in a previous post to a recent thread on this subject, but I'm not at my desk to test & can't recall the exact site. SEP should probably work though, just don't drop it on an input like the search tool.
troypulk last edited by troypulk
I clicked and dragged into this page next to my post. It worked at DuckDuckGo . com and msn . com
BoneTone last edited by
@Gwen-Dragon said in Drag&Drop is still broken on Linux:
Occurs in KDE5 and GNOME.
Ah, I'm not using either of those DEs.
I clicked and dragged into this page next to my post.
Yeah, I just say to avoid forum pages because it can be a little ambiguous/confusing trying to explain exactly the areas that will work or not on "this" page. If someone is having trouble with drag & drop of the file (and isn't effected by the bug) I find it's best to just point them to a page that should work everywhere. I have tested SEP in the meantime and the search tool doesn't matter, it still works.
tried vivaldi, 2+ years ago and this d+d issue was present. I see a lot to like now but d+d isnt working, reliably.
Shame it appears access to the bug tracking system is restricted (i cannot see my own logged bug's progress, there i outline steps to reproduce).
FYI: the d+d bug is reproducible on a recent livecds (6-12months old) of antiX (icewm), devuan (xfce4+thunar).
I tried them to confirm it wasnt my home-brew (openbox/jwm spacefm/pcmanfm).
BoneTone last edited by
i cannot see my own logged bug's progress, there i outline steps to reproduce
Whenever you want to know the status of a bug, you can post your question in the pinned thread here: https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/27450/what-is-the-status-of-vb-already-reported-bug-issue?page=1
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