In Acrobat 9 Pro I am able to drag one or a group of thumbnails to the desktop, where it would create a pdf "Untitled Extract Pages.pdf" with those pages at the desired location. I could then easily rename the newly-created document as I wished. It's a one-step drag-and-drop.
Step 1: Drag pages to desired location
Step 2: Rename the resulting file.
But in Acrobat XI Pro, when I try to drag thumbnails to the desktop, I see that the folder I want the file to go into is highlighted by the drag icon, but nothing gets dropped. Instead I have to:
Step 1: extract the desired pages
Step 2: click OK to the extract dialog
Step 3: Command-Shift-S to save the file as…
Step 4: Locate the folder to which I want to save the file
Step 5: Name the file
Step 6: Click Save
Is there any way to get the simpler procedure that worked so well in Acrobat 9?
I'm using OS 10.11.6
I would like to mention that In Acrobat XI, there was an issue with the feature you mentioned(on Mac) and has been fixed in Acrobat DC.