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Windows 7: Firefox: Can't drag URLs to Links bar

02 May 2009   #1
reo

vista x64
 
 
Firefox: Can't drag URLs to Links bar

I first used my version on a USB stick, and thought that it was because it wasn't installed. The USB version works fine on XP and Vista.

I installed it, and still can't use the link bar. Build 7100, ff 3.0.10.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Reo


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02 May 2009   #2
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Try running firefox in safe mode and see if it works then? Just to avoid confusion, I mean the safe mode version of firefox, not running firefox in windows safe mode.
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02 May 2009   #3
reo

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Try running firefox in safe mode and see if it works then? Just to avoid confusion, I mean the safe mode version of firefox, not running firefox in windows safe mode.
That's a new one for me. How do I access safe mode?

Thanks,

Reid
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03 May 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It should be in your Start Menu under Mozilla Firefox.

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03 May 2009   #5
reo

vista x64
 
 

The link bar does work in safe mode. So, where do I go from here?

Reid
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03 May 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Then it might be one of your add ons causing a problem. Disable whatever add ons you have one by one and try and find out which one it might be causing the problem.
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03 May 2009   #7
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Change your folder option to view hidden folder and go to your user name and go to AppDatta/Roaming/Mozilla and rename the folder to Mozilla (2) and start up Firefox and see if you can now drag your URL's to the links bar, if that works it must be a setting or addon that has caused your problem and you will need to delete the new Mozilla folsder and rename the old one again and find out what setting it was that stopped you.
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14 Nov 2015   #8
wclusa

Win8.1Pro64bit
 
 

The solution for re-enabling drag and drop in Firefox was quite simple: Ensure the "Run this program as an Administrator" check-box is unticked in the windows Firefox shortcut compatibility settings.

If you were like me, you may have previously enabled that compatibility setting to resolve issues with other Firefox addons, unknowingly disabling drag-n-drop from the desktop to firefox. With recent addon updates, I found that running in administrator mode was no longer needed.

Hope this helps a few of you with this frustrating problem.
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14 Nov 2015   #9
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hello and WELCOME, @wclusa:

You wrote:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wclusa View Post
The solution for re-enabling drag and drop in Firefox was quite simple: Ensure the "Run this program as an Administrator" check-box is unticked in the windows Firefox shortcut compatibility settings.

If you were like me, you may have previously enabled that compatibility setting to resolve issues with other Firefox addons, unknowingly disabling drag-n-drop from the desktop to firefox. With recent addon updates, I found that running in administrator mode was no longer needed.

Hope this helps a few of you with this frustrating problem.
Unfortunately, as this thread is over 6 years old, many things have changed since then, as far as how Firefox works.
And it's probably unlikely that the OP or others are closely following it by now.

Thanks for your helpful input, though!


Cheers, MM
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14 Nov 2015   #10
wclusa

Win8.1Pro64bit
 
 

Thank you for reminding me: This fix works with the current version of Firefox, at the time of writing: 41.0.2. It is something worth trying when other possible solutions have failed: firefox safemode, windows escape key, bad plug-in, etc.

PS: Posted in this forum as is near the top of the search hit list for this specific problem.
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