2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2012 12:14 AM by sudarshan.t RSS

    image dragging

    iconofsin14 Community Member

      For quite a long time now some browsers have had a feature which lets you drag a copy of an image by clicking and dragging it
      the copy is transparent and in some browsers it fades out as proximity to the point where the cursor is increases
      Opera was the first browser which i know to have done this
      and now firefox does it as well

       

      what is the perpose of this?

       

      you cannot drop the dragged images anywhere, so it seams to server no perpose, so why do some browsers do this.

        • 1. Re: image dragging
          Ben Pleysier MVP

          you cannot drop the dragged images anywhere, so it seams to server no perpose, so why do some browsers do this.

          Correct, servers no perpose except that when you drag it to another web page in any browser, the image will appear together with the URL to that image. Drag it to a word document and you will get the URL. Guess that a question needs to be posed to the makers of the browsers.

           

          Gramps

          • 2. Re: image dragging
            sudarshan.t Community Member

            I second Gramps on that.

             

            The main functionality of this is to drag to copy images to other programs from your browser.

             

            However, if you want to disable it (I wouldn't really bother to!), There's a neat trick in Firefox.

             

            In your address bar, type about:config

             

            This will bring up a list of firefox config settings.

             

            Search for nglayout.enable_drag_images and double click on the parameter you see. This will change the value to false. This will disable your ability to drag images in your browser.

             

            PS: Be sure not to play with other parameters unless you know what you're doing or you'll end up with a broken Firefox!

             

            Cheers,

            ST