Drag and Drop the Icon
File this under another Mozilla feature I didn't know about, but everyone else probably did:
You can drag the drop the icon in the location bar and it will create a link to that page along with the page's title.
For example, if you dragged the icon for this site into a text editor, it will create:
Blogzilla - a blog about Mozilla
My only issue is that it creates the url first, then page title when the other way around makes more sense. But that's minor. It's still very useful for e-mails and instant messages.
This is a payoff from using nSIDragAndDrop, only accessible from chrome/priveledged, that allows content on the clipboard to be stored in different flavors.
Different UI elements/applications can take a particular "flavor".
That order makes it easier for me to turn the info into an HTML anchor, which is very often what I want to do. I don't know if that's the reason for that particular order, but it does give that benefit.
ah, good point Dale, that does make more sense now.
'File this under another Mozilla feature I didn't know about, but everyone else probably did'
I will, given that it's been around since Netscape 4 (though in a less advanced way).
In seamonkey,i think theres a hand cursor over the icon to make it more discoverable
You can also drag and drop links into any text editor as well.
tip doesn't seem to work when dragging the icon into gaim (for instant messaging) or ultraedit (text editor).
[using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030612]
Problem with Gaim is that it has a few cut and paste bugs (notably this one).
fails for notgnu emacs and notepad.
drops a url thingy into an outlook email.
drops just the url into ms word.
results seem to vary a lot. I wonder why.
Don't a lot of wiki's use this order? Being able to drag n drop then throw [ ] around it, delete the linefeed and seperate with a | would link the text to the url. Could that have had something to do with the order descision maybe?
You can use this to drag-and-drop links between mozilla and IE. I do it during testing.
You can also open a tab, switch to the previous tab, then drag the icon to the open, blank tab in the background and it will re-open that page. If you get what I mean :os.