Drag & Drop text between tabs

External Issue #12276227


Jun 8, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
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On Microsoft Edge dragging and dropping text between browser tabs does not work.

The only way it seems to work is to drag the text and while still holding the mouse button press CTRL + TAB to switch to the tab you want to place the text in, and then release the text in the new tab in the text box.

What should happen and even works in all other browsers is when dragging text over the tab bar at the top when you place the text over the tab you want to go to it should make that tab active, however in edge this does not happen.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Scott L.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Warren S.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Warren S.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Warren S.” to “Robby D.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “External”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We confirmed the problem, and have published a solution on an upcoming build of Edge. We are resolving this issue as a duplicate of an internal bug report. We look forward to additional feedback you may have on how we can improve Microsoft Edge.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • The “Drag and Drop Text” function should work by simply dragging and dropping the text ONTO THE PAGE ITSELF and it opens a new tab Searching the text, or if it’s a Web Address going to the webpage.

      This is way better, Maxthon, 360Chrome etc. does this natively.

      In fact, if you can duplicate how MANY things in 360Chrome work, different tab Settings, drag and drop, Bookmarks, and more, as well some things in Maxthon, I would switch to Edge… I hate Google Chrome… Would like to finally have a browser that I don’t have to go to China to get the BASIC browser functioning I want.

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